siding


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sid·ing

 (sī′dĭng)
n.
1. Material, such as boards or shingles, used for surfacing the outside walls of a frame building.
2. A short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track.

siding

(ˈsaɪdɪŋ)
n
1. (Railways) a short stretch of railway track connected to a main line, used for storing rolling stock or to enable trains on the same line to pass
2. (Railways) a short railway line giving access to the main line for freight from a factory, mine, quarry, etc
3. (Building) US and Canadian material attached to the outside of a building to make it weatherproof

sid•ing

(ˈsaɪ dɪŋ)

n.
1. a short railroad track opening onto a main track at one or both ends.
2. Also called weatherboard. any of several varieties of weatherproof facing for frame buildings.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.siding - a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to passsiding - a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass
railroad track, railway, railroad - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
2.siding - material applied to the outside of a building to make it weatherproof
building material - material used for constructing buildings
clapboard, weatherboard, weatherboarding - a long thin board with one edge thicker than the other; used as siding by lapping one board over the board below
Translations

siding

[ˈsaɪdɪŋ] N (Rail) → apartadero m, vía f muerta

siding

[ˈsaɪdɪŋ] n (RAILWAYS)voie f de garage

siding

nRangiergleis nt; (= dead end)Abstellgleis nt

siding

[ˈsaɪdɪŋ] n (Rail) → binario di raccordo
References in classic literature ?
We stumbled down from the train to a wooden siding, where men were running about with lanterns.
Still again both seemed yoked together, and an unseen tyrant driving them; the lean shade siding the solid rib.
Mentor," he cried, "do not let Ulysses beguile you into siding with him and fighting the suitors.
Mother is usually worn out more easily than I, and she ends by siding with father; so that, at last, when they combine their forces against poor little me, I have to succumb.
This was the first time of her brother's openly siding against her, and anxious to avoid his displeasure, she proposed a compromise.
They slept where they could, sometimes in an empty truck on a siding near the station, sometimes in a cart behind a warehouse; but it was bitterly cold, and after an hour or two of uneasy dozing they would tramp the streets again.
You have ill-served me, monsieur, by siding with my enemies against me.
It should have arrived at Hugson's Siding at midnight, but it was already five o'clock and the gray dawn was breaking in the east when the little train slowly rumbled up to the open shed that served for the station-house.
I started siding stuff then, an' sweeping an' doing; and I expected he'd begin a-calling me for my idle ways, as Maister Hatfield would a' done; but I was mista'en: he only bid me good-mornin' like, in a quiet dacent way.
Then, if I were you, I should have the saloon shunted on to a siding and left absolutely untouched.
He said as much, dryly and quietly, and found himself involved in a discussion, with Joan and Tudor siding against him, in which a more astounding charge than ever he had dreamed of was made against the very English control and reserve of which he was secretly proud.
On Tuesday afternoon a Boston lawyer, who had been trying a case in Vermont, was standing on the siding at White River Junction when the Canadian Express pulled by on its northward journey.