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.

7. brooch.


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 .