Sideline Sideline, Side line Side line 1. (a) A line pertaining or attached to the side of a thing. (b) Specif., a line for hobbling an animal by connecting the fore and the hind feet of the same side. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. (a) A line of goods sold in addition to one's principal articles of trade; a course of business pursued aside from one's regular occupation. (b) A secondary road; esp., a byroad at right angles to a main road. [Canada] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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