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Definition of broadside
1a nearly simultaneous firing of all the guns from one side of a warship. a strongly worded critical attack:broadsides against political correctness the set of guns that can fire on each side of a warship. the side of a ship above the water between the bow and quarter. 2a sheet of paper printed on one side only, forming one large page:a broadside of Lee’s farewell addressAlso called broadsheet.
with the side turned to a particular thing:the yacht was drifting broadside to the wind on the side:her car was hit broadside by another vehicle
verb [with object]
collide with the side of (a vehicle):I had to skid my bike sideways to avoid broadsiding her