Meaning of BROACH in English
— broacher , n.
/brohch/ , n.
1. Mach. an elongated, tapered, serrated cutting tool for shaping and enlarging holes.
2. a spit for roasting meat.
3. a gimlet for tapping casks.
4. (in a lock) a pin receiving the barrel of a key.
5. Also, broach spire . Archit. an octagonal spire rising directly from a tower without any intervening feature.
6. Masonry. a pointed tool for the rough dressing of stone.
8. to enlarge and finish with a broach.
9. to mention or suggest for the first time: to broach a subject.
10. to draw (beer, liquor, etc.), as by tapping: to broach beer from a keg.
11. to tap or pierce.
12. Masonry. to shape or dress (a block of stone).
13. Naut. (of a sailing vessel) to veer to windward.
14. to break the surface of water; rise from the sea, as a fish or a submarine.
[ 1175-1225; (n.) ME broche brocca spike, horn, tap of a cask (ML broca ), n. use of fem. of L adj. brocc ( h ) us projecting (said of teeth); (v.) ME brochen broch ( i ) er, deriv. of the n. ]
Syn. 8. introduce, propose, bring up, submit, advance.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012