side|light

side|light
side|light «SYD LYT», noun.
1. light coming from the side.
2. incidental information about a subject: »

amusing sidelights in a biography. Such information may throw sidelight upon my story (Herman Melville).

3. either of two lights required to be carried by a moving ship at night, a red one on the port side and a green one on the starboard.
4. a window or other opening for light, such as in the side of a building or ship.
5. a window at the side of a door or (sometimes) a larger window, used especially with a solid door to permit daylight to enter a hall that would otherwise be dark.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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