7 Essential Words of Fall
also sideswipe, "to strike with a glancing blow," 1904, from side (adj.) + swipe (v.). Related: Side-swiped; side-swiping. The noun is first recorded 1917.
A critical observation, esp an oblique one: took a sideswipe at ''restrictive court decisions''
[1924+; fr sideswipe, ''a glancing blow,'' found by 1917]