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sidewalk

[sahyd-wawk] /ˈsaɪdˌwɔk/
noun
1.
a walk, especially a paved one, at the side of a street or road.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; side1 + walk
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  • The street was flanked by narrow sidewalks on both the right and left side.
British Dictionary definitions for sidewalks

sidewalk

/ˈsaɪdˌwɔːk/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a hard-surfaced path for pedestrians alongside and a little higher than a road Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) pavement
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Word Origin and History for sidewalks

sidewalk

n.

"path for pedestrians on the side of a street," 1739, from side (adj.) + walk (n.). The use of sidewalk for pavement as one of the characteristic differences between American and British English has been noted since at least 1902.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sidewalks

sideswipe

noun

A critical observation, esp an oblique one: took a sideswipe at ''restrictive court decisions''

[1924+; fr sideswipe, ''a glancing blow,'' found by 1917]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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