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Meaning of BROADSIDE

Pronunciation:  'brod`sId

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (naval) the simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship
  2. [n]  the whole side of a vessel from stem to stern; "the ship was broadside to the dock"
  3. [n]  (naval) all of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship
  4. [n]  a speech of violent denunciation
  5. [n]  an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
  6. [adv]  with a side facing an object; "the train hit the truck broadside"; "the wave caught the canoe broadside and capsized it"
  7. [adj]  toward a full side; "a broadside attack"
  8. [v]  collide with the broad side of; "her car broad-sided mine"

BROADSIDE is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bill, broadsheet, circular, flier, flyer, handbill, philippic, side(a), throwaway, tirade
 See Also: ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing, armament, collide with, declamation, denouncement, denunciation, fire, firing, hit, impinge on, run into, side, strike, stuffer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Broad"side`\, n.
1. (Naut.) The side of a ship above the water line, from the
   bow to the quarter.

2. A discharge of or from all the guns on one side of a ship,
   at the same time.

3. A volley of abuse or denunciation. [Colloq.]

4. (Print.) A sheet of paper containing one large page, or
   printed on one side only; -- called also {broadsheet}.

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