verb (used with object), sideswiped, sideswiping.
to strike with a sweeping stroke or blow along the side; strike a glancing blow obliquely.
such a strike or blow.

1900–05, Americanism; side1 + swipe

sideswiper, noun Unabridged
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sideswipe (ˈsaɪdˌswaɪp)
1.  a glancing blow or hit along or from the side
2.  an unexpected criticism of someone or something while discussing another subject
3.  to strike (someone) with such a blow

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Word Origin & History

"to strike with a glancing blow," 1917, from side (adj.) + swipe (q.v.). The noun is first recorded 1917.
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Example sentences
Head-on and sideswipe crashes result in numerous fatalities and injuries each year.
Without the system, the truck might be driven into an adjacent lane, resulting in a head-on or sideswipe collision.
Attempts to move over to the through lane can cause queuing and possible
  rear-end and sideswipe conflicts.
Improving traffic flow will also reduce the risk of congestion-related
  collisions, such as rear-end and sideswipe collisions.
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