Definitions

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  • adj. located or positioned over the side, especially of a ship
  • adj. being on the opposite side
  • adv. over the side
  • n. The side facing up or positioned above; the top side; surface.
  • n. The reverse or opposite side (of something).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Over the side, as of a ship.
  • Acting over the side: as, overside dredges (that is, dredges that discharge over the side).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. over the side of a boat

Etymologies

1880, from the phrase over the side (of a ship), equivalent to over +‎ side. (Wiktionary)
From over- +‎ side. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And in the next second, or fraction of second, as Jerry lifted and soared through the air, over the barbed wire of the rail and overboard, while Sniders were being passed up overside from the canoes, Tambi fired his next hasty shot.

    Chapter 11

  • I heard a splash overside from the waist of the ship, and knew the carcass had been flung overboard.

    Chapter 23

  • Henry was the fourteenth of us to go overside into the dark and salty disintegration of the sea.

    CHAPTER XLVIII

  • Finnish carpenter, hove overside as a Jonah by his fellows who believed that Finns control the winds; and Mike Cipriani and Bill

    CHAPTER XLVIII

  • I began experimentally by tossing small chunks of fat pork and crusts of stale bread overside.

    CHAPTER XLVIII

  • Michael, aware of the excitement overside but unable to see because of the rail, leaped on top of the cabin and at sight of the monster barked defiantly.

    CHAPTER XV

  • A heavy swivel-hook, baited with fat salt-pork, was dropped overside; and by the time I had compressed the severed veins and arteries, the sailors were singing and heaving in the offending monster.

    Chapter 21

  • In the next roll of the huge, glassy sea, the mizzen-mast fell overside.

    CHAPTER XV

  • Olansen, the crank-eyed Berserker, has been killed by Wada, and the training-ship boy, the one lone cadet of our breed, has gone overside with the regulation sack of coal at his feet.

    CHAPTER XLVII

  • She shuddered, looked overside at the water, and made a moue.

    Under the Deck Awnings

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