Definition of broadside on in English:

broadside on

  • Sideways on: the ship swung broadside on to the current of the river
    More example sentences
    • A Thai coastal patrol boat caught broadside on by the waves had been tumbled over and over and finished hundreds of yards inshore.
    • Any cyclist crossing the roundabout from Stockton Lane to Heworth Green is in danger of being hit broadside on.
    • She was 135 days out from Tacoma on the west coast of the United States, loaded with grain bound for Falmouth when, in a south-westerly gale, she hit the rock broadside on, her mainyard smashing into the tower.
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