from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To strike along the side in passing.
- n. A glancing blow on or along the side.
- n. An incidental critical remark; a gibe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A blow with the side of something, such as the side of car that is changing lanes incautiously.
- n. A catty or sarcastic remark.
- v. To give a blow with the side, as to strike with the side of a car when turning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. strike from the side
- n. a glancing blow from or on the side of something (especially motor vehicles)
Sorry, no etymologies found.
A 2007 Nissan Sentra was traveling west on W.Va. 9 and a 2009 Toyota Yaris traveling eastbound struck it in what police described as a sideswipe manner, causing the Toyota to run over an embankment, rolling onto its side against a tree.
But beyond another sideswipe at employment rights this autumn, there was little new from the Treasury.
The fifth edition of the Oxford Companion to English Literature defined it as "often containing not only fictional but historical people and/or events," adding that "in serious work there is a real attempt at accuracy and credibility" a sideswipe perhaps at bodice- rippers.
Debate over whether Michaele could make it on her own, which allows Paul to give the sideswipe that it's easy for Lynda to say -- she married and divorced a very rich man, that's where the lucre's from, not her modeling agency.
If you're going to have your picture in GQ, you're going to invite a certain amount of comment, she continued, grinding any notion of sisterhood under her booted-heel to make a sideswipe at her fellow panellist, Tory backbencher Louise Mensch.
Bank of France governor Christian Noyer launched an attack on ratings companies Thursday that included a sideswipe at the U.K., continuing the war of words that has raged since last week's U.K. veto of a new European treaty.
But the recent sideswipe by David Cameron at superinjunctions is pointless.
However, you stray off the reservation by taking a sideswipe at the black-footed ferret, greater sage-grouse, orchids and wild mustangs, not to mention the archeological and paleontological professions.
There was a sideswipe when cars that derailed struck cars on the adjacent track, he said.
As Mr. Casey maneuvered the large vehicle through traffic, he said he wouldn't mind having an altercation with another driver: "It would be cool to have a taxi sideswipe us and be at this intersection and have an argument."