side wind


side wind
noun
Etymology: Middle English
1. : a wind from or on one side
2. : an indirect attack, means, method, or manner

* * *

side wind noun
1. A lateral wind
2. Indirect means
• • •
Main Entry:side

* * *

side wind,
a wind blowing from or on a side of an aircraft or ship: »

The airplane is usually drifting sideways under the influence of side winds but the 67 determines the drift and allows for it (Time).

* * *

[sīd wind]
n. a wind blowing predominantly from one side
figurative an indirect agency or influence

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Side wind — 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|wind|er — «SYD WYN duhr», noun. 1. a small rattlesnake of the southwestern United States that travels in a sideways direction by looping its body. 2. a heavy blow delivered from the side, in which the fist is swung at or near the level of the shoulder… …   Useful english dictionary

  • side-wind — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: side wind 1. : indirect 2. : illegitimate …   Useful english dictionary

  • side wind — noun a wind blowing predominantly from one side …   English new terms dictionary

  • side wind — attacking by surrounding …   English contemporary 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


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.