from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small show offered in addition to the main attraction, as at a circus.
- n. A diversion or spectacle that is incidental to a larger set of circumstances or a bigger issue of concern: "Administrations with little room to maneuver at home have historically looked for sideshows abroad” ( Joan Didion).
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- n. A minor attraction at a larger event such as a circus, fair, music festival or similar.
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- n. a minor show that is part of a larger one (as at the circus)
- n. a subordinate incident of little importance relative to the main event
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