Definition of dropside in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdräpsīd/


(Of a crib or a hospital bed) having a side that drops down to open.
Example sentences
  • This dropside truck has served Nissan well in its previous forms and this latest version offers a very good payload to price ratio.
  • Based on the popular NKR model, the 3.5t 4x2 rigid Grafter will be available as a strong, durable all-steel tipper body with either single or twin rear wheels, or as a dropside body with aluminium sides and single rear wheels.
  • Multi-drop work with palletised loads make the dropside essential, the delivery order need not be so rigid but the driver must be aware of the non-uniform loading which the vehicle undergoes in such situations.


A side that drops down to open.
Example sentences
  • For more conventional bodies, such as tippers or dropsides, you will more likely have the vehicle built line-side by the manufacturer in-house.
  • The other big force has been makers realising the potential of the dropside at lower weight levels, with Toyota and Nissan's latest offerings looking particularly good for this sector.

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Syllabification: drop·side

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