Broached



Machinery. an elongated, tapered, serrated cutting tool for shaping and enlarging holes.
a spit for roasting meat.
a gimlet for tapping casks.
(in a lock) a pin receiving the barrel of a key.
Also, broach spire. Architecture. an octagonal spire rising directly from a tower without any intervening feature.
Masonry. a pointed tool for the rough dressing of stone.
brooch.
to enlarge and finish with a broach.
to mention or suggest for the first time:
to broach a subject.
to draw (beer, liquor, etc.), as by tapping:
to broach beer from a keg.
to tap or pierce.
Masonry. to shape or dress (a block of stone).
Nautical. (of a sailing vessel) to veer to windward.
to break the surface of water; rise from the sea, as a fish or a submarine.
Contemporary Examples

Corporate Counterattack Laura Colarusso April 17, 2011
How the GOP Freshmen Should Battle the Budget Matt Latimer February 16, 2011
Speed Read Steven Rattner’s Tell-All The Daily Beast September 19, 2010
Arianna Huffington: This Is My Last Act Howard Kurtz February 6, 2011
Roger Ferguson Is Wall Street’s Fantasy for Federal Reserve Chairman Daniel Gross September 23, 2013

Historical Examples

The Mystery of Jockey Hollow Cleo Garis
Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
Three Years in Western China Alexander Hosie
Audrey Craven May Sinclair
The World’s Greatest Books, Vol IX. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton

verb
(transitive) to initiate (a topic) for discussion: to broach a dangerous subject
(transitive) to tap or pierce (a container) to draw off (a liquid): to broach a cask, to broach wine
(transitive) to open in order to begin to use: to broach a shipment
(intransitive) to break the surface of the water: the trout broached after being hooked
(transitive) (machinery) to enlarge and finish (a hole) by reaming
noun
a long tapered toothed cutting tool for enlarging holes
a spit for roasting meat, etc
a roof covering the corner triangle on the top of a square tower having an octagonal spire
a pin, forming part of some types of lock, that registers in the hollow bore of a key
a tool used for tapping casks
a less common spelling of brooch
verb
(nautical) (usually foll by to) to cause (a sailing vessel) to swerve sharply and dangerously or (of a sailing vessel) to swerve sharply and dangerously in a following sea, so as to be broadside to the waves
n.
v.

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