verb (used with or without object)
to move from the main track to a siding, as a train.
to move or distract from the main subject or course.
any railroad track, other than a siding, auxiliary to the main track.
to distract or be distracted from a main subject or topic
(US & Canadian) a railway siding
the act or an instance of sidetracking; digression
noun 1. a brief excursion off the main route of an itinerary, as to visit a particular person or place.
- Side-valve engine
noun 1. a type of internal-combustion engine in which the inlet and exhaust valves are in the cylinder block at the side of the pistons Compare overhead-valve engine
noun 1. a walk, especially a paved one, at the side of a street or road. 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
noun 1. an artist who draws pictures on the sidewalk, especially with colored chalk, as a means of soliciting money from passers-by. 2. an artist working in the streets, who draws portraits of passing individuals who sit for quick sketches executed in charcoal or pastel.