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broad·side

 (brôd′sīd′)
n.
1. The side of a ship above the water line.
2.
a. All the guns on one side of a warship.
b. The simultaneous discharge of these guns.
3. A forceful verbal attack, as in a speech or editorial.
4.
a. A large sheet of paper usually printed on one side.
b. Something, such as an advertisement or public notice, that is printed on a broadside. Also called broadsheet.
5. A broad, unbroken surface.
adv.
With the side turned to a given point or object; sideways: The wave hit the canoe broadside and sank it.
tr.v. broad·sid·ed, broad·sid·ing, broad·sides
To strike or collide with full on the side: lost control of the truck and broadsided the car.

broadside

(ˈbrɔːdˌsaɪd)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical the entire side of a vessel, from stem to stern and from waterline to rail
2. (Military) navy
a. all the armament fired from one side of a warship
b. the simultaneous discharge of such armament
3. (Rhetoric) a strong or abusive verbal or written attack
4. (Music, other) Also called: broadside ballad a ballad or popular song printed on one side of a sheet of paper and sold by hawkers, esp in 16th-century England
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) any standard size of paper before cutting or folding: demy broadside.
6. (Journalism & Publishing) another name for broadsheet1
7. a large flat surface: the broadside of the barn.
adv
with a broader side facing an object; sideways: the train hit the lorry broadside.

broad•side

(ˈbrɔdˌsaɪd)

n., adv., v. -sid•ed, -sid•ing. n.
1. the whole side of a ship above the water line.
2.
a. all the guns that can be fired from one side of a warship.
b. a simultaneous discharge of all such guns.
3. any strong or comprehensive attack, as by criticism.
4. Also called broad•sheet (ˈbrɔdˌʃit)
a. a sheet of paper printed, orig. on one side only, as for distribution or posting.
b. any printed advertising circular.
5. a broad surface or side, as of a house.
6. Also called broad′side bal′lad. a song, esp. in 16th- and 17th-century England, written on a topical subject and printed on broadsides.
adv.
7. with the side facing toward a given point or object.
8. at random: to attack the policies broadside.
v.i.
9. to proceed or go broadside.
10. to fire a broadside.
v.t.
11. to run into the side of.
12. to make verbal attacks on.
[1565–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.broadside - an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distributionbroadside - an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing - a public promotion of some product or service
stuffer - an advertising circular that is enclosed with other material and (usually) sent by mail
2.broadside - a speech of violent denunciationbroadside - a speech of violent denunciation  
denouncement, denunciation - a public act of denouncing
declamation - vehement oratory
3.broadside - all of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship
armament - weaponry used by military or naval force
naval forces, navy - an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
4.broadside - the whole side of a vessel from stem to stern; "the ship was broadside to the dock"
side - an extended outer surface of an object; "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house"
5.broadside - the simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
naval forces, navy - an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
Verb1.broadside - collide with the broad side of; "her car broad-sided mine"
collide with, impinge on, hit, run into, strike - hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
Adj.1.broadside - toward a full side; "a broadside attack"
side - located on a side; "side fences"; "the side porch"
Adv.1.broadside - with a side facing an object; "the train hit the truck broadside"; "the wave caught the canoe broadside and capsized it"

broadside

noun attack, criticism, censure, swipe, denunciation, diatribe, sideswipe, philippic She defiantly replied with a broadside.
Translations
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broadside

[ˈbrɔːdsaɪd]
A. N (Naut) (= side) → costado m; (= shots) (also fig) → andanada f
to fire a broadside (lit, fig) → soltar or disparar una andanada
broadside on (as adv) → de costado
B. ADV to be moored broadside to sthestar amarrado de costado a algo

broadside

[ˈbrɔːdsaɪd] n
(= attack) → attaque f violente or virulente
to launch a broadside against sb/sth → lancer une attaque violente contre qn/qch
broadside on advpar le travers
to be broadside to sth → être flanc à flanc avec qchbroad-spectrum [ˌbrɔːdˈspɛktrəm] adj [antibiotic, vaccine, herbicide, pesticide] → à large spectre

broadside

[ˈbrɔːdsaɪd] n (Naut) → bordata (fig) → attacco
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Broadside after broadside they delivered as each vessel came in line with the ships of the therns.
Now I’ve seen many a man, for over-shooting his reckoning, as I told ye moored head and starn, where he couldn’t so much as heave his broadside round, and mayhap a stopper clapped on his tongue too, in the shape of a pump-bolt lashed athwartship his jaws, all the same as an outrigger along side of a taffrel-rail.
Some of the passengers climbed to the mizzen top, and beheld her still struggling to reach the ship; but shortly after she broached broadside to the waves, and her case seemed desperate.
The great Admiral and good seaman could read aright the signs of sea and sky, as his order to prepare to anchor at the end of the day sufficiently proves; but, all the same, the mere idea of these baffling easterly airs, coming on at any time within half an hour or so, after the firing of the first shot, is enough to take one's breath away, with the image of the rearmost ships of both divisions falling off, unmanageable, broadside on to the westerly swell, and of two British Admirals in desperate jeopardy.
In a short time more they rowed a little farther out to sea, till they came directly broadside with us, and then rowed down straight upon us, till they came so near that they could hear us speak; upon this, I ordered all my men to keep close, lest they should shoot any more arrows, and made all our guns ready; but being so near as to be within hearing, I made Friday go out upon the deck, and call out aloud to them in his language, to know what they meant.
Instantly the scene changed as by magic; the foremost vessel swung broadside toward us, and bringing her guns into play returned our fire, at the same time moving parallel to our front for a short distance and then turning back with the evident intention of completing a great circle which would bring her up to position once more opposite our firing line; the other vessels followed in her wake, each one opening upon us as she swung into position.
The same broadside I lost my leg, old Pew lost his deadlights.
D'Artagnan, after this broadside, quietly caressed his mustache; M.
The dugout turned broadside the instant that its nose touched the sand, and immediately it rolled over, with all its crew scrambling madly for the shore.
He proceeded to give his prospective son-in-law a detailed lecture concerning the mismanagement of the field hospitals at the front, and having disposed of that subject, he opened a broadside attack upon the Admiralty.
The Ghost clung on close to the wind and betrayed no inclination to fall off broadside to the trough.
Then, what should happen but a cow steps out and puts her head down to munch grass, with her broadside to the battalion, and they a-coming like the wind; they split apart to flank her, but SHE?