American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Material, such as boards or shingles, used for surfacing the outside walls of a frame building.
- n. A short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act. of taking sides; the attaching of one's self to a party; division into sides or parties.
- n. On railroads, a short additional track placed at the side of a main line, and connected at one or both ends with the main lines of rails by means of Switches or points. It serves for enabling trains to pass each other in opposite directions, for withdrawing a slow train to allow a fast train moving in the same direction to pass, and for other uses.
- n. The covering or boarding of the sides of a frame building, or the material used for that purpose, as weather-boards, or boards or shingles otherwise prepared.
- n. The dressing of timbers to their correct breadth, as in shipbuilding; also, the timbers so dressed.
- n. A building material which covers and protects the sides of a house or other building (called cladding in the UK).
- n. rail transport A second, relatively short length of track just to the side of a railroad track, joined to the main track by switches at one or both ends, used either for unloading freight, or to allow two trains on a same track to meet (opposite directions) or pass (same direction).
- v. present participle of side.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Attaching one's self to a party.
- n. A side track, as a railroad; a turnout.
- n. (Carp.) The covering of the outside wall of a frame house, whether made of weatherboards, vertical boarding with cleats, shingles, or the like.
- n. (Shipbuilding) The thickness of a rib or timber, measured, at right angles with its side, across the curved edge.
- n. a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass
- n. material applied to the outside of a building to make it weatherproof
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