sidewall [sahyd-wawl] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the part of a pneumatic tire between the edge of the tread and the rim of the wheel.
  2. a wall that serves as the side of a structure.
  3. the side part of the upper of a shoe.

Origin of sidewall Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at side1, wall Examples from the Web for sidewall Historical Examples of sidewall

  • Crowbar ready, Ken flattened himself against the sidewall, pulling his companion back with him.

    Seed of the Arctic Ice

    H. G. Winter

  • It toppled and spilled half its contents on the cargo-hold floor, which had been a sidewall.

    Planet of Dread

    Murray Leinster

  • One reached these upper offices by a long walled passageway to the left, where the sidewall of the bank adjoins the McCall garden.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

    Marie Conway Oemler

  • Farrow went over the back of the seat in a flurry and I rolled off of my stretcher into the angle of the floor and the sidewall.

    Highways in Hiding

    George Oliver Smith

  • He followed when she went to a doorway—with a security guard beside it—in the sidewall.

    Space Platform

    Murray Leinster

  • British Dictionary definitions for sidewall sidewall noun

    1. either of the sides of a pneumatic tyre between the tread and the rim

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