As nouns the difference between broadside and chaunter
is that broadside
is (nautical) one side of a ship above the water line; all the guns on one side of a warship; their simultaneous firing while chaunter
is (uk|slang|obsolete) a street seller of ballads and other broadsides.
As an adverb broadside
is sideways; with the side turned to the direction of some object.
As a verb broadside
is to collide with something sideways on.
(nautical) One side of a ship above the water line; all the guns on one side of a warship; their simultaneous firing.
(by extension) A forceful attack, be it written or spoken.
* 1993 , (Peter Kolchin), American Slavery (Penguin History, paperback edition, 34)
* 2013 , Luke Harding and Uki Goni, Argentina urges UK to hand back Falklands and 'end colonialism'' (in ''The Guardian , 3 January 2013)[http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jan/02/argentina-britain-hand-back-falklands]
- Although slaveholders managed - through a combination of political compromise and ideological broadside - to contain the threat of a major anti-slavery compaign by fellow Southerners, planters could never be totally sure of non-slaveholders' loyalty to the social order.
A large sheet of paper, printed on one side and folded.
The printed lyrics of a folk song or ballad; a broadsheet.
- Fernández's diplomatic broadside follows the British government's decision last month to name a large frozen chunk of Antarctica after the Queen – a gesture viewed in Buenos Aires as provocative.
Sideways; with the side turned to the direction of some object.
To collide with something sideways on
(UK, slang, obsolete) A street seller of ballads and other broadsides.
(colloquial) A deceitful, tricky dealer or horse jockey.
The chanter or flute of a bagpipe.
- He was a horse chaunter ; he's a leg now.