side·​wall | \ ˈsīd-ˌwȯl How to pronounce sidewall (audio) \

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

Examples of sidewall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So while the new tires worked when the car was lowered, the inner sidewall of the old tires may have ended up rubbing against the strut assembly or some other part of the rear suspension. Ray Magliozzi, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Jan. 2022 Witnesses told police the truck had been driving erratically before hitting a sidewall and the light pole. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Oct. 2021 After our caravan made our way above tree line, one of my fellow drivers punctured a sidewall and had to stop to swap on the spare. Will Egensteiner, Popular Mechanics, 29 Sep. 2021 Falling debris included pieces of concrete from the overpass sidewall, which damaged at least one vehicle, and gravel, the Highway Patrol said. Gregory Yee Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2021 An middle-aged fan reached well over the sidewall in Wrigley Field’s tight right-field corner and caught Paul Goldschmidt’s fly with his glove in the first inning as Heyward closed in. Matt Carlson, ajc, 9 July 2021 Paired with the same size tire at all four corners, this setup stretches the tire, giving you a stiffer sidewall in the rear, offering up improved performance and stability. Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 21 Sep. 2021 Denoted with a Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol (which appears on the tire sidewall as a snowflake inside a mountain), the designation requires that tires pass a series of tests in snow. Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 1 Nov. 2021 There could be some lacerations to the sidewall of the tires that came in harsh contact with the curb. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of sidewall

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jan 2022

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“Sidewall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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