Meaning of sideswipe

side•swipe

Pronunciation: (sīd'swīp"), [key]
— v., n. -swiped, -swip•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to strike with a sweeping stroke or blow along the side; strike a glancing blow obliquely.
—n.
  1. such a strike or blow.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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