Meaning of BROADSIDE in English
/ ˈbrɔːdsaɪd; NAmE / noun , adverb , verb
an aggressive attack in words, whether written or spoken :
The prime minister fired a broadside at his critics.
with one side facing sth
SYN sideways :
The car skidded and crashed broadside into another car.
( BrE )
The boat swung broadside on to the current of the river.
[ vn ] ( NAmE ) to crash into the side of sth :
The driver ran a stop light and broadsided the truck.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005