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.

Phrases and idioms:

broach spire an octagonal church spire rising from a square tower without a parapet.

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

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.