broach

  • 1 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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  • 2 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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 …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 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 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 broach — broach·er; broach; …

    English syllables

  • 8 broach — [v1] bring up a topic advance, approach, bring up, hint at, interject, interpose, introduce, mention, moot, move, offer, open up, propose, raise subject, speak of, submit, suggest, talk of, touch on, ventilate*; concept 51 Ant. not mention broach …

    New thesaurus

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

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 Broach — (spr. Brotsch), 1) Stadt in dem gleichnamigen Steuerbezirke (Collectorata) der britischen Präsidentschaft Bombay in Ostindien, an der rechten Seite der Nerbudda (Nasmada), etwa 7 Ml. oberhalb deren Mündung; mit 31,330 Ew., von denen 12,971 in der …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 Broach — (spr. brōtsch), Stadt, s. Barotsch …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 Broach — (spr. brohtsch), engl. verderbt für Bharotsch (s.d.) …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 broach — index assume (undertake), commence, initiate, mention, pose (propound), proclaim, utter …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 broach — vb voice, utter, *express, vent, air, ventilate Analogous words: *reveal, disclose, divulge: *introduce, interject, interpose …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 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 …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 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… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 17 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… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 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… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 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 …

    Universalium

  • 20 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… …

    Etymology dictionary


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