Definition of sidewall
1 : a wall forming the side of something
2 : the side of an automotive tire between the tread shoulder and the rim bead
Recent Examples of sidewall from the Web
The leaders had just pitted, and Dixon had the grippier red-sidewall alternate tires, while the leader Newgarden was on the black primaries.
Rahal didn’t use the faster, red sidewall alternate tires for the final qualifying, choosing to save them for Sunday.
Kanaan had the grippier but less durable alternate, red-sidewall tires on his car, whereas Power had the normal blacks for the run to the finish.
The vamp is longer (which means the tongue comes up slightly higher on your foot), the toe box is narrower, and the black line around the sidewall is now white.
The railing and sidewall are stainless steel and glass.
This allowed for stronger sidewalls and cheaper manufacturing.
Screws were removed from the sidewalls of six tires on a truck.
The Packard has an attractive dash and a banjo steering wheel, popular in upscale cars of that era, as were wide white sidewall tires.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sidewall'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of sidewall
Learn More about sidewall
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up sidewall? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).