Found 2 items, similar to Side arms.
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Definition: side arm
n : a firearm that is held and fired with one hand [syn: pistol
, shooting iron
English → English
Definition: Side arms
1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the
side, or toward the side; lateral.
One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. --Dryden.
2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a
side issue; a side view or remark.
The law hath no side respect to their persons.
3. [AS. s[=i]d. Cf Side
, n.] Long; large; extensive. [Obs.
or Scot.] --Shak.
His gown had side sleeves down to mid leg.
, in breech-loading firearms, a mechanism for
operating the breech block, which is moved by a lever that
, weapons worn at the side, as sword, bayonet,
, an ax of which the handle is bent to one side.
(Eng. Law.), a rule authorized by the courts
to be granted by their officers as a matter of course,
without formal application being made to them in open
court; -- so called because anciently moved for by the
attorneys at side bar, that is, informally. --Burril.
, a box or inclosed seat on the side of a theater.
To insure a side-box station at half price.
(a) one of two safety chains connecting a tender with a
locomotive, at the sides.
(b) (Chem.) a chain of atoms attached to the main
structure of a large molecule, especially of a
, a canal or road branching out from the main one.
, one of the dishes subordinate to the main
, a glance or brief look to one side.
(Carp.), a notched piece of wood for clamping a
board to something, as a bench.
, a working beam of a side-lever engine.
, a marine steam engine having a working
beam of each side of the cylinder, near the bottom of the
engine, communicating motion to a crank that is above
(Steam Engine), a steam or exhaust pipe
connecting the upper and lower steam chests of the
cylinder of a beam engine.
, a plane in which the cutting edge of the iron
is at the side of the stock.
(Carp.), posts in a truss, usually placed in
pairs, each post set at the same distance from the middle
of the truss, for supporting the principal rafters,
hanging the tiebeam, etc.
(a) One of the rods which connect the piston-rod crosshead
with the side levers, in a side-lever engine.
(b) See Parallel rod
, under Parallel
(Firearms), one of the screws by which the lock
is secured to the side of a firearm stock.
, a table placed either against the wall or aside
from the principal table.
(Mach.), a cutting tool, used in a lathe or
planer, having the cutting edge at the side instead of at
, a wind from one side; hence, an indirect attack,
or indirect means. --Wright.