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Slap on the Side

/slap ȯn t͟hə sīd/
n. (also called a sidecar, or abbreviated 'SOTS'.) A type of external expansion hardware marketed by computer manufacturers (e.g., Commodore for the Amiga 500/1000 series and IBM for the hideous failure called 'PCjr'). Various SOTS boxes provided necessities such as memory, hard drive controllers, and conventional expansion slots.