Side-bar rule
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • side-bar rule — noun Etymology: so called from its being formerly moved for by the attorneys within a bar on the side of the court in Westminster Hall, former chief law court of England : an English legal rule authorized by the court to be granted by the clerk… …   Useful english dictionary

  • side-bar — Refers to position at side of the judge s bench where trial counsel and judge discuss matters out of hearing of jury. It is important that such conferences be recorded if they are to be considered on appeal. New Jersey v. Green and Guida, 129 N.J …   Black's law dictionary

  • side-bar rules — A term of older English practice for rules or orders rendered by the court without application therefor formally made, for example, a rule to plead within a prescribed time …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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

  • Side chain — 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 cut — 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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