broadside

Definitions

  • Bring your canoe up broadside to the shore
    Bring your canoe up broadside to the shore
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj broadside toward a full side "a broadside attack"
    • adv broadside with a side facing an object "the train hit the truck broadside","the wave caught the canoe broadside and capsized it"
    • v broadside collide with the broad side of "her car broad-sided mine"
    • n broadside the simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship
    • n broadside the whole side of a vessel from stem to stern "the ship was broadside to the dock"
    • n broadside all of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship
    • n broadside a speech of violent denunciation
    • n broadside an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Broadside A discharge of or from all the guns on one side of a ship, at the same time.
    • Broadside (Print) A sheet of paper containing one large page, or printed on one side only; -- called also broadsheet.
    • Broadside A volley of abuse or denunciation.
    • Broadside (Naut) The side of a ship above the water line, from the bow to the quarter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n broadside The whole side of a ship above the water-line, from the bow to the quarter.
    • n broadside A simultaneous discharge of all the guns on one side of a vessel of war: as, to fire a broadside.
    • n broadside In general, any comprehensive attack with weapons of any kind directed against one point or object.
    • n broadside A sheet printed on one side only, and without arrangement in columns; especially, such a sheet containing some item of news, or an attack upon some person, etc., and designed for distribution.
    • n broadside Any surface resembling the side of a ship in breadth, etc., as a house-front.
    • broadside With the broadside directed toward the point specified.
    • broadside Pell-mell; unceremoniously: as, to go or send broadside.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Broadside the side of a ship: all the guns on one side of a ship of war, or their simultaneous discharge: a sheet of paper printed on one side, otherwise named Broad′sheet
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. brád, Goth. braids.

Usage

In literature:

The sloop bore off the wind, until her whole broadside could be seen.
"Under Wellington's Command" by G. A. Henty
We now class them as broadsides, that is, ballads printed on one side of the paper.
"Ballads of Romance and Chivalry" by Frank Sidgwick
When I talked to her of a chowder, she gave in, like a Spaniard at the fourth or fifth broadside.
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
The ship was broadside to us.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
For we never got near enough for so much as a broadside.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
But for every broadside she got she poured two into the masts and rigging of her opponent.
"Kilgorman" by Talbot Baines Reed
And stand by to give them your port broadside.
"The Log of a Privateersman" by Harry Collingwood
At length she seemed to stop, and turned round broadside to us.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The two frigates now ran on before the wind, closely engaged, broadside to broadside.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
The furious wind struck the frigate on her broadside.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
The crews of the starboard guns stood ready for the order to discharge the whole broadside into the enemy.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
We were keeping away so as to cross her stern, and rake her with a broadside, and then to haul up again on her beam.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
Before she could again keep before the wind the whole of our starboard broadside was poured into her.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
Broadside after broadside was poured into her.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
The approaching ship fired a broadside which raked us fore and aft, sending many of the roystering crew to their dread account.
"The Boy who sailed with Blake" by W.H.G. Kingston
On their refusing to do so, he fired a broadside into the nearest ship.
"A True Hero" by W.H.G. Kingston
A whole broadside from the Greek now came rattling down upon us.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
After an exchange of a dozen broadsides, McElvina shot the lugger ahead, and, tacking under his adversary's bows, raked him a second time.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Lord Howard pressed in upon her, tore her hull with his broadside, and brought her to the verge of sinking.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Presently she turned her broadside to us.
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

Quickly to work, in a business way,
Went old Van Dam and his captains stout,
Broadside for broadside, half the day;
But the sturdy foeman still held out;
"A Business Transaction" by James Jeffrey Roche
Then he proffered his fin and she took it —
Such gallantry none can dispute —
While the passengers cheered As the vessel they neared
And a broadside was fired in salute.
"The Rhyme Of The Chivalrous Shark" by Wallace Irwin
And should the cannon's roar and broadside's rattle
Call Britain's bulwarks to defend her shore,
They will bear themselves right bravely in the battle
Tho' wooden walls no more!
"Then And Now" by Cicely Fox Smith
To encourage his puppets to venture this trip,
He has built them such boats as can conquer a ship;
With a gun of good metal, that shoots out so far,
It can silence the broadsides of three men of war.
Derry down.
"The Wonderful Juggler" by Henry Kirke White
Then Captain Ward cried, "Fear not, my men, we will win the day,
Now, men, pour in a broadside without delay
Then they sailed around the "St. Denis" and the "Gloire,"
And in their cabin windows they poured a deadly fire.
"The Death of Captain Ward" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then Captain Ward cried, Fear not, we will win the day,
Now, courage my men, pour in broadsides without delay;
Then they sailed round the "St. Denis" and the "Gloire,"
And in at their cabin windows they poured a deadly fire.
"Bill Bowls the Sailor" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

HOLLAND, MI — An 18-year-old Holland man remains critically injured in a Grand Rapids hospital after his vehicle was hit broadside by a semi-truck on Thursday afternoon in Holland, police said.
Mark Goldblatt HC/Broadside, $14.99 (208p) ISBN 978-0-06-213511-7.
Gayle was hurled into the windshield when her husband's car broadsided a pickup truck that had rolled through a stop sign.
With a decisive win in his quest for the Republican presidential nomination in his home state of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney launched a broadside at the man he hopes to take take on and unseat in November, President Obama.
Barrow 's car was hit broadside in April, 1970, at South Detroit and South avenues, his brother said.
The Victims' Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind By Bruce Bawer (Broadside Books, 378 pages, $25.99).
78-year-old Sheldon Derzon died when his car was hit broadside by a van.
Catholic university professors last week engaged in a tired broadside against Speaker of the House John Boehner as he was set to deliver the commencement speech at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Roger McNamee, whose company Elevation Partners is a big Facebook investor, launched a broadside attack against Google and Microsoft.
Grievance Class The Victims' Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind, by Bruce Bawer (Broadside, 400 pp.
"Texted Haiku Broadsides," works by Dirk Hanger.
"Texted Haiku Broadsides," works by Dirk Hanger .
China's state-run news agency has lobbed a broadside at Washington, criticizing the United States for playing a dangerous game of chicken with a fragile global recovery in the current debt ceiling debate.
Seasoned negotiator's broadside highlights crisis at the UN.
A police officer on an emergency call broadsided a vehicle at a Minnetonka intersection and killed one person.
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In science:

When receiving the even mode, the two antennas are working in phase, as a ‘normal’ broadside array.
Comment on 'Encoding many channels on the same frequency through radio vorticity: first experimental test'
The Triton Quik-Shok load can work as well as many rifle loads for broadside placement, because it transfers energy much more completely than many rifle loads.
A method for testing handgun bullets in deer
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