Definition of broadside
- all the guns that can be fired from one side of a warship.
- a simultaneous discharge of all the guns on one side of a warship.
- a sheet of paper printed on one or both sides, as for distribution or posting.
- any printed advertising circular.
Words nearby broadside
How to use broadside in a sentence
It’s all a little much for Heffernan, who said she tried to ignore Carlson’s show before the segment on her in February, opting out of the daily discussion that takes place on Twitter about his nightly broadsides.Tucker Carlson villainizes journalists on his top-rated show. Then the threats pour in.|Jeremy Barr|April 15, 2021|Washington Post
Since the “60 Minutes” segment aired, the governor and CBS News have exchanged further broadsides over everything from video editing to vaccine distribution arrangements in Palm Beach County.‘60 Minutes’ embraces innuendo in Ron DeSantis story|Erik Wemple|April 9, 2021|Washington Post
In a conference call with reporters Friday, he insisted he will remain in office while delivering a broadside against fellow Democrats, accusing those who demanded his resignation of only being concerned with political expediency.Cuomo rejects calls to resign from multiple Democrats in N.Y. congressional delegation|Michael Scherer, Colby Itkowitz|March 12, 2021|Washington Post
Animals stage a workers’ coup on a farm, then create a totalitarian state, in this classic broadside against Stalinism.
Peale even had one of the museum employees distribute the broadside throughout the city while on horseback wearing “feathered dress” and preceded by a trumpeter.When Science Was the Best Show in America - Issue 93: Forerunners|Lee Alan Dugatkin|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
A broadside advertising them in 1864 emphasized their appeal to “the Democratic Social Circle”—whatever that was.How a Racist Newspaper Defeated Lincoln in New York in the 1864 Election|Harold Holzer|May 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I'd already drafted a bitter, bilious, bombastic broadside against the right-wing hacks on the Republican Court.Paul Begala: Damn You, John Roberts, for Upholding Obamacare|Paul Begala|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That broadside forced Romney to go a step or two further in defense of his plan than he usually prefers to go.Michael Tomasky on How Rick Santorum Nailed Mitt on Romneycare|Michael Tomasky|January 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The government agency backed its broadside against Hope, claiming to have received “indignant protests” over the ad campaign.
One of the swivel guns was fired, and then came a whole broadside, sending its balls hurtling over the crowded deck of the sloop.
In a few minutes more, having got into the position he wished, he raked the enemy from stem to stern with a broadside.
But the privateer wanted prizes more than cannon balls, and went straight on, firing a broadside that did no harm.
Then came a roaring broadside that went splintering through the British hull, doing more damage than all the Guerriere's fire.
When he saw this, Bainbridge wore his ship to give her another broadside, and then down came her flag for good.
British Dictionary definitions for broadside
- all the armament fired from one side of a warship
- the simultaneous discharge of such armament