Side table
Side Side, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. [1913 Webster]

One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark. [1913 Webster]

The law hath no side respect to their persons. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

3. [AS. s[=i]d. Cf {Side}, n.] Long; large; extensive. [Obs. or Scot.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

His gown had side sleeves down to mid leg. --Laneham. [1913 Webster]

{Side action}, in breech-loading firearms, a mechanism for operating the breech block, which is moved by a lever that turns sidewise.

{Side arms}, weapons worn at the side, as sword, bayonet, pistols, etc.

{Side ax}, an ax of which the handle is bent to one side.

{Side-bar rule} (Eng. Law.), a rule authorized by the courts to be granted by their officers as a matter of course, without formal application being made to them in open court; -- so called because anciently moved for by the attorneys at side bar, that is, informally. --Burril.

{Side box}, a box or inclosed seat on the side of a theater. [1913 Webster]

To insure a side-box station at half price. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{Side chain}, (a) one of two safety chains connecting a tender with a locomotive, at the sides. (b) (Chem.) a chain of atoms attached to the main structure of a large molecule, especially of a polymer.

{Side cut}, a canal or road branching out from the main one. [U.S.]

{Side dish}, one of the dishes subordinate to the main course.

{Side glance}, a glance or brief look to one side.

{Side hook} (Carp.), a notched piece of wood for clamping a board to something, as a bench.

{Side lever}, a working beam of a side-lever engine.

{Side-lever engine}, a marine steam engine having a working beam of each side of the cylinder, near the bottom of the engine, communicating motion to a crank that is above them.

{Side pipe} (Steam Engine), a steam or exhaust pipe connecting the upper and lower steam chests of the cylinder of a beam engine.

{Side plane}, a plane in which the cutting edge of the iron is at the side of the stock.

{Side posts} (Carp.), posts in a truss, usually placed in pairs, each post set at the same distance from the middle of the truss, for supporting the principal rafters, hanging the tiebeam, etc.

{Side rod}. (a) One of the rods which connect the piston-rod crosshead with the side levers, in a side-lever engine. (b) See {Parallel rod}, under {Parallel}.

{Side screw} (Firearms), one of the screws by which the lock is secured to the side of a firearm stock.

{Side table}, a table placed either against the wall or aside from the principal table.

{Side tool} (Mach.), a cutting tool, used in a lathe or planer, having the cutting edge at the side instead of at the point.

{Side wind}, a wind from one side; hence, an indirect attack, or indirect means. --Wright. [1913 Webster]


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  • side table — side′ ta ble n. fur a table intended to be placed against a wall …   From formal English to slang

  • side table — noun Etymology: Middle English 1. : a table (as a console table or pier table) designed to be placed against a wall 2. : a table placed at the side of or apart from the main table : a table set at or toward one side of a room 3. : a usually large …   Useful english dictionary

  • side table — noun Date: 14th century a table designed to be placed against a wall …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • side table — a table intended to be placed against a wall. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Side — Side, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. [1913 Webster] One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Side action — Side Side, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. [1913 Webster] One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Side arms — Side Side, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. [1913 Webster] One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Side ax — Side Side, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. [1913 Webster] One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Side box — Side Side, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. [1913 Webster] One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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