Meaning of BROACH in English



Function: transitive verb

Date: 15th century

1 a : to pierce (as a cask) in order to draw the contents also : to open for the first time b : to open up or break into (as a mine or stores)

2 : to shape or enlarge (a hole) with a broach

3 a : to make known for the first time b : to open up (a subject) for discussion

intransitive verb : to break the surface from below

synonyms see EXPRESS

– broach · er noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.