side bearing


Definition of side bearing 

: the space provided at each side of a typeset letter to prevent its touching adjoining letters

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The two sides have agreed that the suit, filed in January, should be dismissed, with each side bearing its own attorneys' fees. Fox News, "Sides drop rape lawsuit against Russell Simmons," 26 Apr. 2018 The two sides have agreed that the suit, filed in January, should be dismissed, with each side bearing its own attorneys’ fees. Washington Post, "Sides agree to drop rape lawsuit against Russell Simmons," 25 Apr. 2018 Neither the battleground nor the contending sides bore any resemblance to those for which Basra is infamous: the pitched street battles fought by Shiite militias that just a few years ago turned some neighborhoods into no-go zones. Margaret Coker, New York Times, "Iraq and Saudi Arabia Come Together Just for Kicks," 6 Mar. 2018 Jessica Johnson, Derek Paddy and Leo Cook accepted the settlementwith each side bearing its own costs and attorney fees, according to a copy of the agreement obtained by The Beacon-News. Hannah Leone, Aurora Beacon-News, "Kane County paying $50K to settle asset forfeiture lawsuit involving sheriff candidate," 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of side bearing

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

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