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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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  • India in England: Spectator Ejected During 2nd ODI for Alleged Bookie Links
    According to a report in ESPNCricinfo quoting UK's weekly broadsheet 'Cricket Paper', Chris Watts, the chief of ECB's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACSU) confirmed that the stewards ejected a spectator for "breaching the ticket terms and conditions". Read more on this news related to 'Broadsheet'
  • Walden Bello and Butch Abad: A waste of fire
    "Fire Abad, ally urges P-Noy," was a recent banner story of the country's leading broadsheet. The headline story refers to Akbayan Representative Walden Bello’s letter addressed to PNoy, asking for the resignation of Budget Secretary Butch Abad, as well as ... Read more on this news related to 'Broadsheet'
  • Press Council board rebukes The Australian over attacks on regulator
    The Australian has been rebuked in a resolution passed by the board of the Australian Press Council (APC) after a series of articles and leader pieces attacking the regulator in recent weeks. A statement released by the APC today says the board supports chairman Julian Disney and rejects “misrepresentations” by the broadsheet, adding: “It also deplores […] Read more on this news related to 'Broadsheet'

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