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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Broadside  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  broadside 
  adj  :  toward  a  full  side  "a  broadside  attack" 
  n  1:  an  advertisement  (usually  printed  on  a  page  or  in  a  leaflet) 
  intended  for  wide  distribution;  "he  mailed  the  circular 
  to  all  subscribers"  [syn:  {circular},  {handbill},  {bill}, 
  {broadsheet},  {flier},  {flyer},  {throwaway}] 
  2:  a  violent  denunciation  [syn:  {tirade},  {philippic}] 
  3:  (naval)  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:  (naval)  the  simultaneous  firing  of  all  the  armament  on  one 
  side  of  a  warship 
  adv  :  with  a  side  facing  an  object;  "the  train  hit  the  truck 
  broadside";  "the  wave  caught  the  canoe  broadside  and 
  capsized  it" 
  v  :  collide  with  the  broad  side  of  "her  car  broad-sided  mine" 




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