broadside broadside  /b ˈrɔd ˌsaɪd/


  1. (n) an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
  2. (n) a speech of violent denunciation
  3. (n) all of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship
  4. (n) the whole side of a vessel from stem to stern
  5. (n) the simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship
  6. (v) collide with the broad side of
  7. (adj) toward a full side
  8. (adv) with a side facing an object


  1. The movie is a broadside against the MPAA on behalf of indie filmmakers, and is sponsored by the Independent Film Channel.
  2. Though Federal Communications Commission regulations prohibit obscenity or gross indecency, an FCC spokesman said that broadcasting Carter's broadside was in no way actionable.


  1. 5 hurt in 2-vehicle accident in Englewood

    Five people, including two children, were taken to hospitals Tuesday evening following a two-vehicle accident in the 300 block of Union Boulevard. A preliminary investigation suggests that a vehicle headed south on Union Boulevard failed to yield to an oncoming vehicle and was struck broadside, on the passenger side, at about 6 p.m., Englewood police said. The southbound vehicle was turning into ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WHIO-TV 7 Dayton

  2. Deadly Crash in Madawaska

    A Madawaska woman was killed Monday after her car was struck by a loaded logging truck. Madawaska Police Chief Carroll Theriault says Rella Cyr, 83, was turning into a church parking lot on Main Street when the logging truck behind her couldn't stop and hit her car broadside. Cyr was taken t . . .
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WABI Bangor

  3. Tahoe traffic fatality may be linked to weather

    This is the Hyundai Elantra driven by Shanna D. White, 26, of Carson City that was hit by a Toyota in a broadside skid on Sunday on U.S. 50 at Glenbrook.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

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  1. "We are thankful to God that they are safe and well," said Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt. "They were really fortunate to walk away from the accident. From what I understand, the impact was near the front tire and not broadside, leaving...
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Houston Nutt Source: WJTV

  2. "This is involving a couple of hundred people. The preparations are extensive, and the aftermath will be extensive," Gregg said in an interview with Bloomberg News in Washington. "I call it a 16-inch broadside of soft power fired by the...
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Donald Gregg Source: JoongAng Daily

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