American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The side of a ship above the water line.
- n. All the guns on one side of a warship.
- n. The simultaneous discharge of these guns.
- n. A forceful verbal attack, as in a speech or editorial.
- n. A large sheet of paper usually printed on one side.
- n. Something, such as an advertisement or public notice, that is printed on a broadside. Also called broadsheet.
- n. 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.
- v. To strike or collide with full on the side: lost control of the truck and broadsided the car.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The whole side of a ship above the water-line, from the bow to the quarter.
- n. A simultaneous discharge of all the guns on one side of a vessel of war: as, to fire a broadside.
- n. In general, any comprehensive attack with weapons of any kind directed against one point or object.
- n. A sheet printed on one side only, and without arrangement in columns; especially, such a sheet containing some item of news, or an attack upon some person, etc., and designed for distribution.
- n. Any surface resembling the side of a ship in breadth, etc., as a house-front.
- With the broadside directed toward the point specified.
- Pell-mell; unceremoniously: as, to go or send broadside.
- n. nautical One side of a ship above the water line; all the guns on one side of a warship; their simultaneous firing.
- n. by extension A forceful attack, be it written or spoken.
- n. A large sheet of paper, printed on one side and folded.
- n. The printed lyrics of a folk song or ballad; a broadsheet.
- adv. Sideways; with the side turned to the direction of some object.
- v. transitive To collide with something sideways on
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) The side of a ship above the water line, from the bow to the quarter.
- n. A discharge of or from all the guns on one side of a ship, at the same time.
- n. colloq. A volley of abuse or denunciation.
- n. (Print.) A sheet of paper containing one large page, or printed on one side only; -- called also
- v. collide with the broad side of
- n. the whole side of a vessel from stem to stern
- n. 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
- adv. with a side facing an object
- adj. toward a full side
- n. the simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship
“The bulk of Mr. Booker's list of complaints reads like a broadside from the unions, which have been engaged in a bitter contract dispute with the Board of Ed. (Let's be clear, the union contract is struck with the Board, not the Superintendent, who is, so to speak, a 'hired hand'.)”
“Every real american knows full well what a complete disaster he is. broadside is wrong on the facts (act-free, in fact), wrong on ideas, wrong on American history, and jsut wrong.”
“Hensher's broadside is part of a fad of anti-Narnia writing in Britain.”
“And almost at the first broadside from the English the American ship was severely crippled.”
“At the same instant the shore batteries renewed their fire, and so eager, apparently, were the artillerymen to destroy the English ship that they seemed to care little though their own countrymen shared her destruction, for at least half the shot fell on board the ship that had just sustained such a punishing broadside from the English, which still further added to the confusion on board her.”
“The Beauregard Battery, with three of its guns, also took part in a general melée of heavy artillery, and twice received a broadside from the enemy.”
“The "London," "Albion," "Bellerophon," "Retribution," were all more or less severely mauled, as they poured in broadside after broadside, with incredible and incessant noise.”
“The cheers were cut very short by a broadside from the English frigate, the shot of which crashed through the Frenchman's sides, tore up the planks, and carried off the heads of two or more of the cheerers.”
“_ roared a broadside from the Dutch frigate as her flag went aloft, and splash, splash, splash, went her shells around the sides of the privateer.”
“The much talked about main broadside came in the form of a 12,000-word attack in Rolling Stone (“Make Believe Maverick,” by Tim Dickinson), which portrayed the hard-partying young McCain as a reckless pilot who totaled three jets, and whose career as a pilot was saved only by the pull of his father, commander of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet during the Vietnam War.”
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