sidewall

noun

side·​wall ˈsīd-ˌwȯl How to pronounce sidewall (audio)
1
: a wall forming the side of something
2
: the side of an automotive tire between the tread shoulder and the rim bead

Examples of sidewall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Copper Spur is also very livable, with steep sidewalls to maximize interior space. Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 2 July 2024 No wonder the suspension struggles without taller tire sidewalls to help out. Michael Teo Van Runkle, Ars Technica, 23 May 2024 Hard maple sidewalls and legs support each loudspeaker, which weighs from 90 to 150 pounds. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 22 May 2024 This isn’t surprising, because larger wheels leave less tire sidewall rubber to cushion impacts. Dan Carney, Popular Science, 1 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for sidewall 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sidewall was in the 14th century

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“Sidewall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sidewall. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

sidewall

noun
side·​wall -ˌwȯl How to pronounce sidewall (audio)
1
: a wall forming the side of something
2
: the side of an automotive tire between the tread shoulder and the rim
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