Definition of "broadside" []

  • The side of a ship above the water line. (noun)
  • All the guns on one side of a warship. (noun)
  • The simultaneous discharge of these guns. (noun)
  • A forceful verbal attack, as in a speech or editorial. (noun)
  • A large sheet of paper usually printed on one side. (noun)
  • The entire side of a vessel, from stem to stern and from waterline to rail (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • All the armament fired from one side of a warship (noun)
  • The simultaneous discharge of such armament (noun)
  • A strong or abusive verbal or written attack (noun)
  • A ballad or popular song printed on one side of a sheet of paper and sold by hawkers, esp in 16th-century England (noun)
  • Any standard size of paper before cutting or folding (noun)
  • A large flat surface (noun)
  • With a broader side facing an object; sideways (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "broadside" in a sentence
  • "The bulk of Mr. Booker's list of complaints reads like a broadside from the unions, which have been engaged in a bitter contract dispute with the Board of Ed. (Let's be clear, the union contract is struck with the Board, not the Superintendent, who is, so to speak, a 'hired hand'.)"
  • "Every real american knows full well what a complete disaster he is. broadside is wrong on the facts (act-free, in fact), wrong on ideas, wrong on American history, and jsut wrong."
  • "Hensher's broadside is part of a fad of anti-Narnia writing in Britain."