Definition of siding
1 archaic : the taking of sides : partisanship
2 : a short railroad track connected with the main track
3 : material (such as boards or metal or plastic pieces) forming the exposed surface of outside walls of frame buildings
Recent Examples of siding from the Web
What would possess 100 folks to gather for a dinner on a railroad siding in Kansas City, Kan.?
It was uncovered when the asbestos siding was removed.
Residential apartment blocks here are shrouded by insulating, multicolored vinyl siding, and at 11 a.m., the bustling main street remains shrouded in the stark black of night.
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First Known Use of siding
SIDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of siding for English Language Learners
: long pieces of material that are used to cover the outside walls of a building
: a short railroad track that is connected with the main track
SIDING Defined for Kids
Definition of siding for Students
1 : a short railroad track connected with the main track
2 : material (as boards or metal pieces) used to cover the outside walls of frame buildings
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