Deliver a broadside

What does "Deliver a broadside" mean?

Today it means: A shattering remark, crushing statement.

A broadside in sailing terms is when all the cannon on one side of a warship are fired simultaneously. On a three deck warship this would deliver a massive amount of damage to the enemy and likely have a profound effect on the situation.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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