Technology / Motorcycle / Low Side: A motorcycle crash that results from a wheel losing traction, allowing the bike to fall sideways. The name derives from the fact that it is usually the inward side that the motorcycle will fall on, or the side that points downward in a curve, the low side. Riders are usually advised to do a lowsider rather than a highsider if neither can be avoided. The lowsider has the advantage of the motorcycle sliding before the rider, placing it out of harm’s way. (Compare High Side).
Low Adjective Synonyms: short, squat, little, small, stubby, stumpy, stunted, low-lying
Side Verb Synonyms: surface, face, plane, facet
Side Noun Synonyms: affectation, pretension, haughtiness, arrogance, insolence, pretentiousness, airs
Science / Weather / Plow Wind: The spreading downdraft and strong straight-line winds preceding a thunderstorm. So named in the American Midwest because of its ability to flatten tall grasses as it passes. MORE