|1.||nautical the entire side of a vessel, from stem to stern and from waterline to rail|
|a. all the armament fired from one side of a warship|
|b. the simultaneous discharge of such armament|
|3.||a strong or abusive verbal or written attack|
|4.||Also called: broadside ballad a ballad or popular song printed on one side of a sheet of paper and sold by hawkers, esp in 16th-century England|
|5.||any standard size of paper before cutting or folding: demy broadside|
|6.||another name for broadsheet|
|7.||a large flat surface: the broadside of the barn|
|8.||with a broader side facing an object; sideways: the train hit the lorry broadside|
a descriptive or narrative verse or song, commonly in a simple ballad form, on a popular theme, and sung or recited in public places or printed on broadsides for sale in the streets.
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