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  • 1 broach to — (nautical) To turn to windward • • • Main Entry: ↑broach …

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  • 2 To broach to — Broach Broach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Broached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Broaching}.] [F. brocher, fr. broche. See {Broach}, n.] 1. To spit; to pierce as with a spit. [1913 Webster] I ll broach the tadpole on my rapier s point. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …

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  • 3 Broach — Broach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Broached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Broaching}.] [F. brocher, fr. broche. See {Broach}, n.] 1. To spit; to pierce as with a spit. [1913 Webster] I ll broach the tadpole on my rapier s point. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To tap; to …

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  • 4 Broach — may mean: *Broach (metalworking) A metalworking tool with a series of chisel points mounted on one piece of steel. *Broach (sailing) A sudden instability in the heading of a sailboat when sailing downwind. *Broach (submarine) Submarines operating …

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  • 5 broach — [brōch] n. [ME broche, a pin, peg, spit < OFr broche, broc < ML brocca, a spike, point < L broccus, with projecting teeth; of Celt orig.] 1. a sharp pointed rod used to hold roasting meat; spit 2. a tapered bit on a metal cutting machine …

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  • 6 broach — [brəutʃ US broutʃ] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: broach to make a hole in, stab (14 17 centuries), from broach tool for making holes (14 17 centuries), from French broche; BROOCH] 1.) broach the subject/question/matter etc to mention a subject… …

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  • 7 Broach (metalworking) — Broaching is a machining operation which uses a toothed tool called a broach to remove material. Broaching can remove material from either the inside or outside of the workpiece depending on the position of the machine. Broaching machines usually …

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  • 8 broach — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. launch, introduce; tap, open. See beginning, opening. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To mention] Syn. suggest, introduce, bring up; see ask 1 , hint , propose 1 . 2. [To penetrate] Syn. tap, pierce,… …

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  • 9 Broach — Broach, n. [OE. broche, F. broche, fr. LL. brocca; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. proc thrust, stab, Gael. brog awl. Cf. {Brooch}.] 1. A spit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He turned a broach that had worn a crown. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. An awl; a… …

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  • 10 broach — [ broutʃ ] verb transitive to begin discussing something with someone, especially when you feel nervous because it may upset them: He decided it was time to broach the subject of a pay raise …

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  • 11 broach the admiral — To steal some liquor from a cask in transit or in store • • • Main Entry: ↑broach …

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  • 12 broach — ► VERB 1) raise (a sensitive subject) for discussion. 2) pierce or open (a cask or container) to draw out liquid. ORIGIN Old French brochier, from Latin brocchus projecting …

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  • 13 broach — To tap a keg or barrel …

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  • 14 Broach — Christopher „Chris“ Robert Broach (* 5. September 1976 in Madison, Wisconsin) ist ein US amerikanischer Musiker. Er war einer der Gitarristen und Vokalisten der Neunziger Jahre Emo Band Braid. Er wurde bekannt als der „Yeah“ Typ, weil er während… …

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  • 15 broach — v. 1) (B) I would like to broach the subject to him 2) (D; tr.) to broach with (I didn t want to broach the matter with her) * * * [brəʊtʃ] (B) I would like to broach the subject to him (D; tr.) to broach with (I didn t want to broach the matter… …

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  • 16 BROACH warhead — The BROACH warhead is an advanced multi stage warhead developed by Team BROACH; BAE Systems Land Systems Munitions Ordnance, Thales Missile Electronics and QinetiQ. BROACH stands for Bomb Royal Ordnance Augmented CHarge .Development of BROACH… …

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  • 17 broach — /broʊtʃ / (say brohch) noun 1. Machinery an elongated and tapered tool with serrations which enlarges a given hole as the tool is pulled through the hole, which may be round, square, etc. 2. (in a lock) the pin about which the barrel of the key… …

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  • 18 broach — 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 …

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  • 19 broach — {{11}}broach (n.) pointed instrument, c.1300, from O.Fr. broche (12c.) spit for roasting, awl, point end, top, from V.L. *brocca pointed tool, originally fem. of Latin adjective broccus projecting, pointed (used especially of teeth), perhaps of… …

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  • 20 Broach (sailing) — ). In larger boats broaching can lay the mast horizontal, putting both rig and crew at risk. It can be particularly dangerous when racing other boats at close quarters. Sailing in variable, gusty winds is a common cause of broaching when sailing… …

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