Definition of side strain in US English:

side strain


  • 1Strain acting upon something laterally; an instance of this.

  • 2Angling the action or an act of holding a fish with the rod tip close to the water and to one side of the angler, to prevent the fish from getting snagged on any obstacles in or under the water during landing.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Repertory of Arts.