sidelight

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noun side·light \ˈsīd-ˌlīt\

Definition of sidelight

  1. 1a :  light coming or produced from the sideb :  incidental light or information

  2. 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

  1. The book includes some amusing sidelights about his childhood.

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SIDELIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

sidelight

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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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