Toward a full side
"A broadside attack"
With a side facing an object
"The train hit the truck broadside"
"The wave caught the canoe broadside and capsized it"
(3) The simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship
The whole side of a vessel from stem to stern
"The ship was broadside to the dock"
(5) All of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship
(6) A speech of violent denunciation
An advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
"He mailed the circular to all subscribers"
Collide with the broad side of
"Her car broad-sided mine"
- One side of a ship above the water line; all the guns on one side of a warship; their simultaneous firing.
- A forceful attack, be it written or spoken.
- A large sheet of paper, printed on one side and folded.
- The printed lyrics of a folk song or ballad; a broadsheet.
- 1993 : Although slaveholders managed - through a combination of political compromise and ideological broadside - to contain the threat of a major anti-slavery compaign by fellow Southerners, planters could never be totally sure of non-slaveholders' loyalty to the social order. - Peter Kolchin, American Slavery (Penguin History, paperback edition, 34)
- Sideways; with the side turned to the direction of some object.
- To collide with something sideways on