sideline


sideline
/suyd"luyn'/, n., v., sidelined, sidelining.
n.
1. a line at the side of something.
2. a business or activity pursued in addition to one's primary business; a second occupation.
3. an additional or auxiliary line of goods: a grocery store with a sideline of household furnishings.
4. Sports.
a. either of the two lines defining the side boundaries of a field or court.
b. sidelines, the area immediately beyond either sideline, where the substitute players sit.
v.t.
5. to render incapable of participation, esp. in anything involving vigorous, physical action, as a sport: An injury to his throwing arm sidelined the quarterback for two weeks.
[1685-95, Amer.; SIDE1 + LINE1]

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