Meaning of BROADSIDE in English

BROADSIDE

I. noun Date: 1575 1. a. a sizable sheet of paper printed on one side, a sheet printed on one or both sides and folded, something (as a ballad) printed on a ~, the side of a ship above the waterline, 3. all the guns on one side of a ship, a volley of abuse or denunciation, a broad or unbroken surface, II. adjective Date: 1646 directed or placed ~ , III. adverb Date: 1870 1. with the side forward or toward a given point ; sideways , directly from the side , in one volley, at random, IV. transitive verb Date: 1981 to hit ~

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