Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adverb over the side of a boat

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From over- +‎ side.

Examples

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

    CHAPTER XXIII

  • 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 XI

  • 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

  • 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

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

    CHAPTER XLVIII

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

    CHAPTER XV

  • 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

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