I'm talking about movement left and right without changing attitude. This is a motion that can be done with a quadcopter and to a limited extent a helicopter (I presume).
On a helicopter a left/right movement of the cyclic will command a roll motion from the rotor, but in a hover the aircraft would only roll slightly then begin to move sideways. Does the pilot just call this a roll or is there another, more appropriate word?
I thought of slip or crab, but those describe specific attitudes associated with forward flight. They don't seem to fit the bill here.