Definition of siding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsīdiNG/


1A short track at the side of and opening onto a railroad line, used chiefly for shunting or stabling trains.
Example sentences
  • Another old steam era operations feature were doubling sidings, short single-ended tracks.
  • The train was shunted onto a siding and wreckage was strewn along 200 yards of track.
  • City of York Council chiefs are to screen opinion for the viability of a new train care facility at a former refuelling depot on railway sidings, to the north side of Leeman Road.
1.1North American A loop line.
Example sentences
  • If this is the ‘wrong’ direction the train has to continue until it reaches a loop where the locomotive can run round its train and then cross over onto the opposite line, in this case the southbound up line, and then run back past the siding.
  • Express train has to run through siding (loop) because freight is on main.
2North American Cladding material for the outside of a building.
Example sentences
  • Like those of the home, the exterior materials - rough-sawn cedar siding and oxidized sheet steel - blend with the colors of the landscape.
  • A bracket included with every piece is designed to allow the artwork to hang level on walls made of stone, stucco, clapboard, siding and brick.
  • Stucco and cedar-shake siding wrap the entire exterior, as do divided light (true and simulated) windows.
cladding, clapboard, board and batten, shiplap;
vinyl siding;

Words that rhyme with siding

confiding, hiding, riding

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Syllabification: sid·ing

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