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[oh-ver-sahyd] /ˈoʊ vərˌsaɪd/
over the side, as of a ship.
on the opposite side (of a phonograph record):
Overside we are given an example of early Ellington.
effected over the side of a ship:
overside delivery of cargo.
placed or located on the opposite side (of a phonograph record):
The overside selections are more agreeably sung.
the opposite side (of a phonograph record):
On the overside we have a potpourri of Strauss waltzes.
Origin of overside
First recorded in 1880-85; short for over the side Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for overside
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  • Fearing for his safety, Paoa took the two kinds of fish and threw them overside.

    Legends of Wailuku Charlotte Hapai
  • In half a minute all except Harvey, Penn, and the cook were overside and away.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • Then he cooled his stomach with a drink of water from overside and felt better.

    Lost Face Jack London
  • Before midday the body was overside with the customary sack of coal.

  • He glanced aloft at the spars of the Mary Rogers, and overside at the sea.

  • It did not take long to get out the goods from the hold and lower them overside.

    The Bungalow Boys Along the Yukon

    Dexter J. Forrester
  • She took it to the rail and poured it overside as she had poured the contents of the bottle.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • A gray man, fat, with a chin whisker, lifted me in overside.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
  • Here are we, and there are the pearls, twenty thousand pounds' worth—just overside.

  • As soon as the red-haired man was overside again, the Swiss crowded around their conductor to ask when they were to go ashore.

    South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
British Dictionary definitions for overside


over the side (of a ship)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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