Definition of sidelight noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    sidelight

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈsaɪdlaɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪdlaɪt//
     
     
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  1. 1sidelight (on somebody/something) a piece of information, usually given by accident or in connection with another subject, that helps you to understand somebody/something The article gives us a few interesting sidelights on life in Japan in general.
  2. 2(British English) either of a pair of small lights at the front of a vehicle
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