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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
1880-85; short for over the side Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • The great Ship of State had dropped him overside, had "marooned" him, and sailed away.

    The Consul Richard Harding Davis
  • Fearing for his safety, Paoa took the two kinds of fish and threw them overside.

    Legends of Wailuku Charlotte Hapai
  • Here are we, and there are the pearls, twenty thousand pounds' worth—just overside.

  • Then he cooled his stomach with a drink of water from overside and felt better.

    Lost Face Jack London
  • There were hundreds of us on board, trying to put out the fire, heaving up water from overside, when the schooner blew up.

    South Sea Tales Jack London
  • He glanced aloft at the spars of the Mary Rogers, and overside at the sea.

  • The light went out as the three of us caught holds and crouched to a deluge of water from overside.

  • 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
  • Then they saw a section of the pirate's upper rail leap clear of her deck and fall overside.

    The Black Buccaneer Stephen W. Meader
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for overside


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