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Meaning of sideline

side•line

Pronunciation: (sīd'līn"), [key]
— n., v., -lined, -lin•ing.
—n.
  1. a line at the side of something.
  2. a business or activity pursued in addition to one's primary business; a second occupation.
  3. an additional or auxiliary line of goods: a grocery store with a sideline of household furnishings.
    1. either of the two lines defining the side boundaries of a field or court.
    2. sidelines,the area immediately beyond either sideline, where the substitute players sit.
—v.t.
  1. to render incapable of participation, esp. in anything involving vigorous, physical action, as a sport: An injury to his throwing arm sidelined the quarterback for two weeks.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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