side wall

side wall

1. A wall that forms the side of a building or other structure. OK, class, line up at the side wall! At every school dance, Peggy found herself drawn to boys who leaned against the side walls and looked as if they had no interest in being there.
2. The side of the tire on a motor vehicle. A: "How will I know what kind of tires to get?" B: "Well, there's information printed on the side wall of a tire—you can look there to find out more about the ones you currently have."
See also: side, wall
References in classic literature ?
With an effort I started toward the opening of the cave only to reel drunkenly against a side wall, and from there slip prone upon the floor.
To one of these chambers my guard escorted me, and before leaving they chained me to a side wall.
As the young man walked toward it the upper windows drew a black arcade along the side wall of the building, but from the lower openings, on the side where the ground sloped steeply down to the Corbury road, the light shot its long bars, illuminating many fresh furrows in the track leading to the basement door, and showing, under an adjoining shed, a line of sleighs with heavily blanketed horses.
Down the side wall facing the window stood a row of kitchen chairs from which the older women had just risen.
As he crossed the floor of the canyon he saw something lying close to the base of the side wall he was approaching-something that stood out in startling contrast to all the surroundings and yet seemed so much a part and parcel of the somber scene as to suggest an actor amid the settings of a well-appointed stage, and, as though to carry out the allegory, the pitiless rays of flaming Kudu topped the eastern cliff, picking out the thing lying at the foot of the western wall like a giant spotlight.
It was necessary to feel every foot of the way back with my hand against the side wall, that I might not pass the spot where the five roads radiated.
We entered a flower-garden by a gate in a side wall, of which he had the key, and the first thing I saw was that the beds and flowers were all laid out according to the manner of my beds and flowers at home.
The corner beyond, and most of the side wall, is occupied by a grand piano, with the keyboard at the end furthest from the door, and a bench for the player extending the full length of the keyboard.
Long sounding lines were sunk in the side walls, but after fifteen yards they were again stopped by the thick wall.
But in the morning when, dressed in my cork-jacket, I traversed the slushy mass at a temperature of six or seven degrees below zero, I remarked that the side walls were gradually closing in.
The side walls and the lower surface of the iceberg thickened visibly.
A glass, in a carved wooden frame, was fixed against one of the side walls.
It was some thirty or forty feet overhead, and constructed much as the side walls.
A loophole window was pierced in each of its side walls.
The cows and oxen stood in two rows, with their tails towards the side walls, and their heads in the middle of the shed.