Definition of Sideswipe

1. Noun. A glancing blow from or on the side of something (especially motor vehicles).

Generic synonyms: Blow, Bump



2. Verb. Strike from the side. "The fighter managed to sideswipe his opponent"
Generic synonyms: Strike

Definition of Sideswipe

1. Noun. A blow with the side of something, such as the side of car that is changing lanes incautiously. ¹

2. Noun. A catty or sarcastic remark. ¹

3. Verb. To give a blow with the side, as to strike with the side of a car when turning. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sideswipe

1. [v -SWIPED, -SWIPING, -SWIPES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sideswipe

sidespin
sidespins
sidesplitter
sidesplitting
sidesplittingly
sidestep
sidestepped
sidestepper
sidesteppers
sidestepping
sidesteps
sidestream
sidestreams
sidestroke
sidestrokes
sideswipe (current term)
sideswipe elbow fracture
sideswiped
sideswipes
sideswiping
sidetone
sidetones
sidetrack
sidetracked
sidetracking
sidetracks
sidewalk
sidewalk cafe
sidewalk superintendent
sidewalks

Literary usage of Sideswipe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Traffic Safety Facts (1996): A Compilation of Motor Vehicle Crash Data from by Ricardo Martinez (1998)
"sideswipe. A collision in which the sides of both vehicles sustain minimal engagements. Most Harmful Event The event during a crash for a particular vehicle ..."

2. James Bowdoin and the Patriot Philosophers by Frank Edward Manuel (2004)
"In recounting the final steps in the enactment of the Academy bill he indulged in a bit of self-praise and took a sideswipe at Hancock. ..."

3. James Bowdoin and the Patriot Philosophers by Frank Edward Manuel (2004)
"In recounting the final steps in the enactment of the Academy bill he indulged in a bit of self-praise and took a sideswipe at Hancock. ..."

4. Structural and Other Alternatives for the Federal Courts of Appeals: Report edited by Judith A. McKenna (1994)
"... the difficulties scholars have had in defining conflicts and determining whether two opinions represent a square conflict, no conflict, or a "sideswipe. ..."

5. The American Language: An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the by Henry Louis Mencken (1921)
"... to sideswipe, to stop-over, to fire (ie, a locomotive), to switch, to sidetrack, to railroad, to commute, to telescope and to clear the track. ..."

6. Traffic Safety Facts (1996): A Compilation of Motor Vehicle Crash Data from by Ricardo Martinez (1998)
"sideswipe. A collision in which the sides of both vehicles sustain minimal engagements. Most Harmful Event The event during a crash for a particular vehicle ..."

7. James Bowdoin and the Patriot Philosophers by Frank Edward Manuel (2004)
"In recounting the final steps in the enactment of the Academy bill he indulged in a bit of self-praise and took a sideswipe at Hancock. ..."

8. James Bowdoin and the Patriot Philosophers by Frank Edward Manuel (2004)
"In recounting the final steps in the enactment of the Academy bill he indulged in a bit of self-praise and took a sideswipe at Hancock. ..."

9. Structural and Other Alternatives for the Federal Courts of Appeals: Report edited by Judith A. McKenna (1994)
"... the difficulties scholars have had in defining conflicts and determining whether two opinions represent a square conflict, no conflict, or a "sideswipe. ..."

10. The American Language: An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the by Henry Louis Mencken (1921)
"... to sideswipe, to stop-over, to fire (ie, a locomotive), to switch, to sidetrack, to railroad, to commute, to telescope and to clear the track. ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Sideswipe on Dictionary.com!Search for Sideswipe on Thesaurus.com!Search for Sideswipe on Google!Search for Sideswipe on Wikipedia!

Search