side-dress·​ing ˈsīd-ˌdre-siŋ How to pronounce side-dressing (audio)
variants or sidedressing or side dressing
: plant nutrients (such as fertilizer) used to side-dress a crop
also : the act of practice of applying side-dressing

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of side-dressing was in 1888

Dictionary Entries Near side-dressing

Cite this Entry

“Side-dressing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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