broadside

   In printing, a large sheet of paper on one side of which is printed text with little or no graphic, often an advertisement or an announcement. Broadsides have often been folded. Also called a broadsheet. Both this printing sense of "broadside" and the naval one (the guns on one side of a ship) arose separately in the 16th century. Printed broadsides may have first been decrees intended for public posting, so they were necessarily printed on one side of large sheets of paper. Soon even matters printed on one side of smallish sheets were called broadsides — advertisements, for example, or the so-called "broadside ballads," popular ditties that people stuck on the wall to sing from. The broadside is closely related to the handbill, the brochure, and the pamphlet.

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  • broadside — or broadsheet [brôd′sīd΄] n. 1. the entire side of a ship above the waterline 2. the simultaneous firing of all the guns on one side of a warship 3. a vigorous or abusive attack in words, esp. in a newspaper 4. the broad surface of any large… …   English World dictionary

  • broadside — ► NOUN 1) historical a firing of all the guns from one side of a warship. 2) the side of a ship above the water between the bow and quarter. 3) a strongly worded critical attack. ● broadside on Cf. ↑broadside on …   English terms dictionary

  • broadside on — ► broadside on sideways on. Main Entry: ↑broadside …   English terms dictionary

  • Broadside — Broad side , n. 1. (Naut.) The side of a ship above the water line, from the bow to the quarter. [1913 Webster] 2. A discharge of or from all the guns on one side of a ship, at the same time. [1913 Webster] 3. A volley of abuse or denunciation.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broadside — index barrage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • broadside — (n.) 1590s, side of a ship (technically, the side of a ship above the water, between the bow and the quarter ), from BROAD (Cf. broad) (adj.) + SIDE (Cf. side) (n.); thus the artillery on one side of a ship all fired off at once (1590s, with… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Broadside — For other uses, see Broadside (disambiguation). Broadside of a French 74 gun ship of the line A broadside is the side of a ship; the battery of cannon on one side of a warship; or their simultaneous (or near simultaneous) fire in naval warf …   Wikipedia

  • broadside — I UK [ˈbrɔːdˌsaɪd] / US [ˈbrɔdˌsaɪd] noun [countable] Word forms broadside : singular broadside plural broadsides a strong written or spoken attack The paper launched an angry broadside against the government s proposals. II = broadside on… …   English dictionary

  • broadside — I. noun Date: 1575 1. a. (1) a sizable sheet of paper printed on one side (2) a sheet printed on one or both sides and folded b. something (as a ballad) printed on a broadside 2. archaic the side of a ship above the waterline 3. a. all the gu …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • broadside — /brawd suyd /, n., adv., v., broadsided, broadsiding. n. 1. the whole side of a ship above the water line, from the bow to the quarter. 2. Navy. a. all the guns that can be fired from one side of a warship. b. a simultaneous discharge of all the… …   Universalium

  • broadside — broad|side1 [ˈbro:dsaıd US ˈbro:d ] n 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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