Definition of side dressing in US English:

side dressing

noun

  • 1Dressing performed at or to the side of something; (Agriculture) a dressing applied to the ground around or to the side of a growing plant.

  • 2Agriculture. The action of applying a side dressing of fertilizer.

Origin

Early 19th century. From side + dressing.

Pronunciation

side dressing

/ˈsʌɪd ˌdrɛsɪŋ/