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
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Examples from the Web for overside

Historical Examples of overside

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for overside



over the side (of a ship)
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