A spit; a broach.
One who broaches, opens, or utters; a first publisher or promoter.
- On five sharp broachers ranked, the roast they turned. — Dryden.
- Some such broacher of heresy. — Atterbury.
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A series of chisel points mounted on one piece of steel. (rfex)
(masonry) A broad chisel for stone-cutting.
A spit for cooking food.
* Francis Bacon
An awl; a bodkin; also, a wooden rod or pin, sharpened at each end, used by thatchers.
- He turned a broach that had worn a crown.
(architecture, UK, dialect) A spire rising from a tower.
A spit-like start on the head of a young stag.
The stick from which candle wicks are suspended for dipping.
The pin in a lock which enters the barrel of the key.
To make a hole in, especially a cask of liquor, and put in a tap in order to draw the liquid.
To open, to make an opening into; to pierce.
(senseid) (figuratively) To begin discussion about (something).
- French knights at Agincourt were unable to broach the English line.
* 1913 ,
- I broached the subject of contraceptives carefully when the teenager mentioned his promiscuity.
* 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter VI
- Yet he was much too much scared of broaching any man, let alone one in a peaked cap, to dare to ask.
- I have tried on several occasions to broach the subject of my love to Lys; but she will not listen.
To be turned sideways to oncoming waves, especially large or breaking waves.
To cause to turn sideways to oncoming waves, especially large or breaking waves.
To be overcome or submerged by a wave or surge of water.
- The small boat broached and nearly sank, because of the large waves.
- Each time we came around into the wind, the sea broached our bow.