side wall

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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 ?
We shrank back against the side-walls, where we were almost out of range.
He reached for me with his long arm, and his nails tore my flesh as I leaped back from the clutch and gained the comparative safety of the side-wall.
I gave him as good as he sent, and better; for he presented a good target, while he caught only glimpses of me as I snuggled against the side-wall.
Moreover, the rain (which falls at stated intervals) coming always from the North, is an additional assistance; and in the towns we have the guidance of the houses, which of course have their side-walls running for the most part North and South, so that the roofs may keep off the rain from the North.
The key feature is the structural glazing to the sloping side-walls, where patch fittings clamp on to tension rods which span between the upper and lower arches.
As well as dark field and form number detection the inspector employs two cameras to inspect the side-walls and two to monitor the side-wall stress.