side·​ward | \ ˈsīd-wərd How to pronounce sideward (audio) \
variants: or sidewards \ ˈsīd-​wərdz How to pronounce sideward (audio) \

Definition of sideward

: toward a side

Examples of sideward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stewards concluded Gutierrez guided his horse at least four paths to the outside causing another horse to go sideward. Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2019 Models in luxury snake boots and sparkling disco heels suddenly appeared and — forgoing the dry catwalk strip — darted sideward to walk straight across the water. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of sideward

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Sideward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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