siding

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

side +‎ -ing (material, collection).

Noun[edit]

siding (plural sidings)

  1. (North America) A building material which covers and protects the sides of a house or other building.
    Ugh. If there's one thing I can't stand it's cheesy vinyl siding.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

siding

  1. Present participle of side.
    Whenever he hears an argument, he can't help siding with one party or the other.

Etymology 3[edit]

side +‎ -ing (derivative noun, having the quality of).

Noun[edit]

siding (plural sidings)

  1. (rail transport) A second, relatively short length of track just to the side of a railroad track, joined to the main track by switches at one or both ends, used either for unloading freight, or to allow two trains on a same track to meet (opposite directions) or pass (same direction).

Synonyms[edit]

(railroad side track): railroad siding, sidetrack, lay-by (UK)