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Broadsheet Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    broadsheet n : an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers" [syn: circular, handbill, bill, broadside, flier, flyer, throwaway]
Broadsheet Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Broadside \Broad"side`\, n.
  1. (Naut.) The side of a ship above the water line, from the bow to the quarter.
  2. A discharge of or from all the guns on one side of a ship, at the same time.
  3. A volley of abuse or denunciation. [Colloq.]
  4. (Print.) A sheet of paper containing one large page, or printed on one side only; -- called also broadsheet.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Broadsheet'


Broadsheet is the largest of the various newspaper formats and is characterized by long vertical pages (typically 22 inches / 559 millimetres or more). The term derives from types of popular prints usually just of a single sheet, sold on the streets and containing various types of material, from ballads to political satire. The first broadsheet newspaper was the Dutch Courante uyt Italien, Duytslandt, &c. published in 1618.

Other common newspaper formats include the smaller Berliner and tabloid/compact formats.

Many broadsheets measure approximately 29+1⁄2 by 23+1⁄2 inches (749 by 597 mm) per full broadsheet spread, twice the size of a standard tabloid. Australian and New Zealand broadsheets always have a paper size of A1 per spread (841 by 594 mm/33.1 by 23.4 in).

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  • Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud
    PHILADELPHIA, PA — This city’s two rival dailies, the broadsheet Inquirer and tabloid Daily News, share an owner, a website, and now more than ever, mutual enmity and distrust. Read more on this news related to 'Broadsheet'
  • Globe to offer buyouts to longtime staffers
    The Boston Globe will offer buyouts to some longtime staffers, the broadsheet told employees yesterday. “To reposition our business for the future, we have decided to offer some employees a buyout, voluntary in nature, the terms of which are generous by any standard,” wrote Globe CEO c in a memo to staff. “These employees will receive a letter at home over t Read more on this news related to 'Broadsheet'

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