What does the word lateral mean?

Usage examples for lateral

  1. So much wood was used that young trees were required by statute to be given enough lateral space to spread their limbs and were not cut down until mature. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. The smaller, or lateral troughs may be made V- shaped. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  3. They watched thus through the lateral windows until 8 p. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne