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 ?
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.
We shrank back against the side-walls, where we were almost out of range.
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.