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 for broadside
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Broadside \Broad"side`\, n.
     1. (Naut.) The side of a ship above the water line, from the
        bow to the quarter.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A discharge of or from all the guns on one side of a ship,
        at the same time.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A volley of abuse or denunciation. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. (Print.) A sheet of paper containing one large page, or
        printed on one side only; -- called also broadsheet.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  broad-side \broad-side\ v. t.
     to collide with the broad side of. her car broad-sided mine
  
     Syn: broadside.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  broadside
      adv 1: with a side facing an object; "the train hit the truck
             broadside"; "the wave caught the canoe broadside and
             capsized it"
      adj 1: toward a full side; "a broadside attack"
      n 1: an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a
           leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the
           circular to all subscribers" [syn: circular, handbill,
           bill, broadside, broadsheet, flier, flyer,
           throwaway]
      2: a speech of violent denunciation [syn: tirade, philippic,
         broadside]
      3: all of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship
      4: the whole side of a vessel from stem to stern; "the ship was
         broadside to the dock"
      5: the simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a
         warship
      v 1: collide with the broad side of; "her car broad-sided mine"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  75 Moby Thesaurus words for "broadside":
     antiaircraft barrage, aside, askance, askant, asquint, bank,
     barrage, beam, bombardment, border, box barrage, breadthwise,
     broad side foremost, broadside on, broadways, broadwise, burst,
     cannonade, cannonry, cheek, chop, coast, crabwise,
     creeping barrage, depthwise, drumfire, edgeway, edgeways, edgewise,
     emergency barrage, enfilade, flank, fusillade, glancingly, hail,
     hand, handedness, haunch, hip, jowl, laterad, laterality,
     laterally, many-sidedness, mortar barrage, multilaterality,
     normal barrage, on its side, on the beam, planking, profile,
     quarter, right and left, salvo, shore, shower, side, sideling,
     sidelong, sideward, sidewards, sideway, sideways, sidewise, siding,
     sidling, spray, standing barrage, storm, temple, through,
     unilaterality, volley, widthways, widthwise
  
  

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