Meaning of BROACH in English

BROACH

v. & n.

v.tr. 1 raise (a subject) for discussion. 2 pierce (a cask) to draw liquor. 3 open and start using contents of (a box, bale, bottle, etc.). 4 begin drawing (liquor).

n. 1 a bit for boring. 2 a roasting-spit. broach spire an octagonal church spire rising from a square tower without a parapet.

[ ME f. OF broche (n.), brocher (v.) ult. f. L brocc(h)us projecting ]

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