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English definition of “sidelight”

sidelight

noun [C] uk   /ˈsaɪd.laɪt/ us  

sidelight noun [C] (LIGHT)

UK (US parking light) either of the two smaller lights fixed on the front of a car
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sidelight noun [C] (INFORMATION)

a piece of extra information that helps you understand something in a slightly new way: What he said threw/cast an interesting sidelight on what had happened.
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