Meaning of BROADSIDE in English


I. broad ‧ side 1 /ˈbrɔːdsaɪd $ ˈbrɒːd-/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

1 . a strong criticism of someone or something:

Can the government survive this latest broadside from its own supporters?

2 . an attack in which all the guns on one side of a ship are fired at the same time

II. broadside 2 BrE AmE adverb

with the longest side facing something SYN sideways

broadside to

I brought the boat in broadside to the beach.

III. broadside 3 BrE AmE verb [transitive]

especially American English to crash into the side of another vehicle

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.