to hit along the side in passing
a glancing blow of this kind
transitive verbside·swiped, side·swip·ing, side·swipes
To strike along the side in passing.
- A glancing blow on or along the side.
- An incidental critical remark; a gibe.
(third-person singular simple present sideswipes, present participle sideswiping, simple past and past participle sideswiped)
- To give a blow with the side, as to strike with the side of a car when turning.