nounchiefly North American
- 1A short article in a newspaper or magazine placed alongside a main article and containing additional or explanatory material: useful sidebars spotlight personnel or historical background [as modifier]: some kind of sidebar storyMore example sentences
- Rather than offering a balanced analysis, the author's main focus is on scandals, which are enhanced with sidebars and pejorative human-interest stories.
- Well-captioned graphs, short sidebars with financial and market statistics, and fully explained photos make the editorial sections a pleasant read.
- A short sidebar explored how many people were going online to discuss the bombing.
- 1.1A secondary, additional, or incidental thing; a side issue: nut collecting has become a commercial sidebar to most black walnut plantations [as modifier]: one of the festival’s sidebar seriesMore example sentences
- When they told me about him, I was crossing my fingers hoping he was from Seattle because it would have been a great sidebar for my series, but he wasn't.
- Incidentally, as a sidebar, the arms deals provide vital levers of control in terms of spare parts supplies.
- Believing that music should be free, man, a groundswell of penny-pinching hippies forced the promoter to provide free concerts as a sidebar to the festival.
- 1.2 (also sidebar conference) (In a court of law) a discussion between the lawyers and the judge held out of earshot of the jury.More example sentences
- Is this a sidebar conference on something the attorney general has so authoritatively stated his position on?
- In a day filled with numerous sidebars requested by the Assistant District Attorney Thomas, Smith maintained her innocence and asserted that Laura Jones could not have committed the crime.
- It's not a question to be decided by the Supreme Court and certainly not an issue to be decided in a sidebar on a case about the First Amendment.
More definitions of sidebarDefinition of sidebar in:
- The US English dictionary