Broadside vs Chaunter - What's the difference?

broadside | chaunter |


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.

broadside

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (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)
  • 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.
  • * 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]
  • 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.
  • A large sheet of paper, printed on one side and folded.
  • The printed lyrics of a folk song or ballad; a broadsheet.
  • Adverb

    (-)
  • Sideways; with the side turned to the direction of some object.
  • Verb

  • To collide with something sideways on
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    chaunter

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, slang, obsolete) A street seller of ballads and other broadsides.
  • (colloquial) A deceitful, tricky dealer or horse jockey.
  • * Dickens
  • He was a horse chaunter ; he's a leg now.
  • The chanter or flute of a bagpipe.
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