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Definition of Side action. Meaning of Side action. Synonyms of Side action

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Definition of Side action

Side action
Side Side, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. --Dryden. 2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark. The law hath no side respect to their persons. --Hooker. 3. [AS. s[=i]d. Cf Side, n.] Long; large; extensive. [Obs. or Scot.] --Shak. His gown had side sleeves down to mid leg. --Laneham. 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. To insure a side-box station at half price. --Cowper. Side chain, one of two safety chains connecting a tender with a locomotive, at the sides.

Meaning of Side action from wikipedia

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