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  • (nautical) one side of a ship above the water line; all the guns on one side of a warship; their simultaneous firing
  • (by extension) a forceful verbal attack
  • a large sheet of paper, printed on one side and folded
  • the printed lyrics of a folk song or ballad; a broadsheet
  • sideways; with the side turned to the direction of some object
  • To collide with something sideways on
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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