Definition of sidelight
1a : light coming or produced from the sideb : incidental light or information
2 : the red light on the port bow or the green light on the starboard bow carried by ships under way at night
Examples of sidelight in a Sentence
The book includes some amusing sidelights about his childhood.
Recent Examples of sidelight from the Web
Modern touches include the pivoting front door with glass sidelights.
That historical sidelight set the stage for Donaldina Cameron’s life work.
Wide sidelights bracket the front door of the three-story villa.
As a sidelight, Dr. Sauvage and Dr. Stoddart used their techniques to create molecules that twisted in complicated knots.
An interesting historical sidelight: Selden's father, Henry, was Abraham Lincoln's first choice to be his vice presidential running mate during the 1864 election.
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Definition of sidelight for English Language Learners
: a piece of information that is in addition to the main information
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