Definitions for: Broadside


[n] (naval) the simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship
[n] the whole side of a vessel from stem to stern; "the ship was broadside to the dock"
[n] (naval) all of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship
[n] a speech of violent denunciation
[n] an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
[adv] with a side facing an object; "the train hit the truck broadside"; "the wave caught the canoe broadside and capsized it"
[adj] toward a full side; "a broadside attack"
[v] collide with the broad side of; "her car broad-sided mine"



Webster (1913) Definition: Broad"side`, n.
1. (Naut.) The side of a ship above the water line, from the
bow to the quarter.

2. A discharge of or from all the guns on one side of a ship,
at the same time.

3. A volley of abuse or denunciation. [Colloq.]

4. (Print.) A sheet of paper containing one large page, or
printed on one side only; -- called also broadsheet.

Synonyms: bill, broadsheet, circular, flier, flyer, handbill, philippic, side(a), throwaway, tirade

See Also: ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing, armament, collide with, declamation, denouncement, denunciation, fire, firing, hit, impinge on, run into, side, strike, stuffer

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