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

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Those stiff sidewalls also contributed to great road feel. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "Tire Comparison Test: What Rubber Should You Choose?," 16 July 2010 The interior front dash looks a bit nicer than the Transit, and DIY vanlifers love that the rear cargo area features 90-degree angle sidewalls and a wide space for build outs. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 5 best vans for your DIY camper conversion," 8 Oct. 2018 The sidewall absorbs the impact when a tire crashes down into a pothole with thousands of pounds of force. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Pothole damage? Choosing the right tire and wheel can protect you," 26 Apr. 2018 Older homes may have little to no attic or sidewall insulation, which can result in homes losing heat during cold weather and also losing cool air during hot weather, according to the association. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Free energy-saving upgrades available for some Oak Forest homeowners," 7 July 2018 Combekk’s 4-liter pot is crafted from recycled iron—railroad track, mostly—and has a thermometer built into its sidewall. Joe Ray, WIRED, "5 Pieces of Primo Meal-Prep Gear for the Campsite Gourmet," 6 July 2018 From there, pigment gets added to the mixture, even though Vans often uses some natural gum color with a slight translucency. Once pigment gets applied, crews may reheat the mixture to apply more color, such as a white sidewall. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Watch How Vans Makes Its Secret Skate Shoe Rubber," 8 Mar. 2016 After excavation, radiological scans of the sidewall and floor soils will be conducted either at the site or after it is removed. J.k. Dineen,, "Navy releases plan to retest part of San Francisco shipyard after botched cleanup," 15 June 2018 The sidewalls of the lower-deck cabin don’t have curves that cramp space. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "Last Rites for a Boeing 747," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of sidewall

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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