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[sahyd-bahr] /ˈsaɪdˌbɑr/
noun
1.
follow-up (def 3b).
2.
a typographically distinct section of a page, as in a book or magazine, that amplifies or highlights the main text.
3.
a conference between the judge and lawyers out of the presence of the jury.
4.
a subordinate or incidental issue, remark, activity, etc.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; side1 + bar1
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British Dictionary definitions for side bar

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/ˈsaɪdˌbɑː/
noun
1.
(in a newspaper, website, etc) a short article placed alongside and providing additional information about a longer one
2.
any subsidiary or supplementary thing
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Word Origin and History for side bar

sidebar

n.

"secondary article accompanying a larger one in a newspaper," 1948, from side (adj.) + bar (n.1).

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Slang definitions & phrases for side bar

side

noun
  1. A sheet containing the lines and cues for one performer (1933+ Theater)
  2. A phonograph record (1936+)
  3. The music on one side of a phonograph record, one band of a long-playing record, one segment of a cassette or other tape, etc • usually plural: He had never heard these classic sides until recently (1936+)
Related Terms

on the side, stateside, sunny side up, topside, the wrong side of the tracks


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