broad across the beam

broad across the beam

Of a person (typically female), having a large buttocks and/or thighs. A derogatory term, it refers to ships that have a wide breadth across. All the holiday eating always leaves me a bit broad across the beam!
See also: across, beam, broad
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The Bombay agent's boat is a 65-foot workhorse, snub-nosed and broad across the beam.