with the side turned in a particular direction:the yacht was drifting broadside to the wind on the side:her car was hit broadside by another vehicle
1a fierce verbal attack:he launched a broadside against the economic reforms 2 historical a firing of all the guns from one side of a warship. the set of guns which can fire on each side of a warship. the side of a ship above the water between the bow and quarter.
3a sheet of paper printed on one side only, forming one large page:a broadside of Lee’s farewell address
collide with the side of (a vehicle):I had to skid my bike sideways to avoid broadsiding her