Meaning of BROADSIDE in English

BROADSIDE

/ ˈbrɔːdsaɪd; NAmE / noun , adverb , verb

■ noun

an aggressive attack in words, whether written or spoken :

The prime minister fired a broadside at his critics.

■ adverb

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.

■ verb

[ 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.