Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of sideboy.

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Examples

  • Two lines of sideboys formed up, all immaculate in dress whites.

    Hellfire

  • Six men in dark jumpsuits wearing sunglasses and caps emerged, fanning out around the sideboys.

    Hellfire

  • Cornwallis followed, with all the time honoured ceremonial of guard of honour and band and sideboys, while his flag was hauled down from the foretopmast head.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • Hornblower distinctly saw the officer of the watch, in attendance at the gangway, turn from his telescope and give an order which sent four of the eight white-eloved sideboys there scurrying out of sight, so that a mere commander should not share the honours given a vice admiral.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • He glowered round at the sideboys in the white gloves that Bush had had made for this ceremonial purpose out of white twine by some seaman adept with a hook — 'crochet' was the French name for this process.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • He was received in Navy fashion with sideboys attending the side and a long flourish on boatswain's pipes as he stepped on board.

    Hornblower In The West Indies

  • I returned the crisp salutes of the white-gloved sideboys, saluted the colors, and shook hands with an immaculate ensign with an O.D. badge on his tunic.

    A Question of Courage

  • Chadd's glass made out the gleam of gold on epaulette and cocked hat, and bellowed the order for sideboys and marine guard to give the traditional honours to a captain in an allied service.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy

  • The sideboys stood with the white man-ropes in their hands, the officers collected on either side of the gangway.

    Sunshine Bill

  • Former President Jimmy Carter salutes the sideboys after departing the Sea

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