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Noun: broadside  'brod,sId
  1. An advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    - circular, handbill, bill, broadsheet, flier, flyer, throwaway
     
  2. A speech of violent denunciation
    "her broadside provoked a counterblast from her husband";
    - tirade, philippic
     
  3. (navy) all of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship
     
  4. The whole side of a vessel from stem to stern
    "the ship was broadside to the dock"
     
  5. (navy) the simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship
Verb: broadside  'brod,sId
  1. Collide with the broad side of
Adjective: broadside  'brod,sId
  1. Toward a full side
    "a broadside attack"
Adverb: broadside  'brod,sId
  1. With a side facing an object
    "the train hit the truck broadside"; "the wave caught the canoe broadside and capsized it"

Derived forms: broadsided, broadsides, broadsiding

See also: side

Type of: ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement [US, non-standard], advertizing [US, non-standard], armament, collide with, declamation, denouncement, denunciation, fire, firing, hit, impact, impinge on, run into, side, strike

Encyclopedia: Broadside