Meaning of side dressing in English:

side dressing

Pronunciation /ˈsʌɪd ˌdrɛsɪŋ/


  • 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.

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


Early 19th century. From side + dressing.