Main definitions of sidelock in English

: sidelock1sidelock2

sidelock1

noun

  • A lock of hair hanging at the side of the face or head; a similar part of a wig. Now chiefly: specifically (in plural) long locks of hair hanging down in front of the ears, worn by Hasidic and Orthodox Yemenite male Jews; = "payess".

Phrases

  • sidelock of youth

    • A single long braid or lock of hair on one side of a child's (otherwise shaven) head, especially used to symbolize youth in depictions of gods and Pharaohs.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Palsgrave (d. 1554), teacher and scholar of languages. From side + lock.

Pronunciation

sidelock

/ˈsʌɪdlɒk/

Main definitions of sidelock in English

: sidelock1sidelock2

sidelock2

noun

  • 1A canal lock or airlock situated at the side.

  • 2Firearms. A firearm in which the lock is to the side of the action. Frequently attributive, designating a firearm of this type.

Phrases

  • sidelock of youth

    • A single long braid or lock of hair on one side of a child's (otherwise shaven) head, especially used to symbolize youth in depictions of gods and Pharaohs.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From side + lock.

Pronunciation

sidelock

/ˈsʌɪdlɒk/