Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The side or slope of a hill; a sloping descent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The side or slope of a hill; sloping ground; a descent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hillside; an acclivity; especially, any rise or slope of ground not too steep for cultivation or other use: as, a house built on a side-hill; a side-hill farm. The word is nearly equivalent to the Scotch brae.

Etymologies

side +‎ hill (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Where the sidehill touched the water he dug up a shovelful of dirt and put it into the gold-pan.

    All Gold Canon

  • Tom had triumphantly brought home the buck and gleefully called it sidehill-salmon when it was served and eaten at Frederick's own table.

    BY THE TURTLES OF TASMAN

  • They stuck flags in a long sidehill, outlining a brute of a track, including two steep run-ups and a low-grade grind up heavy Kentucky Bluegrass to the backside of the course.

    Boulder Cup blends `cross with a touch of modern Americana

  • The story was simple to him: good prospects that warranted the starting of the tunnel into the sidehill; the three months 'work and the getting short of money; the lay-off while the men went away and got jobs; then the return and a new stretch of work, with the "pay" ever luring and ever receding into the mountain, until, after years of hope, the men had given up and vanished.

    Chapter IX

  • Every lie on an artificial mat is level; uphill, downhill, and sidehill lies require knowledge and practice you can't get indoors.

    Driving into the future

  • Roberta's house sat on the steep sidehill like a rock.

    Two of a Kind

  • Walking up the sidehill for a couple hundred yards we encountered a dead and rotted cow elk which we assume was the mother of the calf.

    Weight a Minute

  • My nice drive had left me with an approach shot from a sidehill lie, and swinging with the ball well below my feet, I pushed a gap wedge into the greenside rough, just short.

    The Italian Summer

  • But also look closer for the subtle funnels that big bucks use like no other deer: a shallow swale or ditch, a line of darker timber, a narrow shelf along a sidehill.

    Big Buck Boot Camp: Your Complete Guide to Better Whitetail Deer Hunting Skills

  • Wadkins had to stand in the bunker with a sidehill lie for his third shot.

    Wadkins wins The Ace Group Classic

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  • This seems to be a regionalism, although I am not sure I could identify the region it belongs to. ;-) It is part of my verbal patrimony.

    July 14, 2007