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.
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.
Charles Darwin Grant Allen
(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
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
(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
of great breadth: The river was too broad to swim across. measured from side to side: The desk was three feet broad. of great extent; large: the broad expanse of ocean. widely diffused; open; full: We awoke to broad daylight. not limited or narrow; of extensive range or scope: A modern doctor must have a […]
a mark in the shape of a broad arrowhead, placed upon British government property. Archery. an arrow having an expanded head. Heraldry. pheon. Historical Examples The Return of the Native Thomas Hardy A Plea for the Criminal James Leslie Allan Kayll Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper A Veldt Official Bertram Mitford The Rebel of the […]
an ax for hewing timber. an ax with a broad head, used as a battle-ax. Historical Examples Old Rail Fence Corners Various Then and Now Robert Vaughn Old Rail Fence Corners Various History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer Old Rail Fence Corners Various
of, relating to, or responsive to a continuous, wide range of frequencies. Compare sharp (def 23). relating to or denoting a type of high-speed data transmission in which the bandwidth is shared by more than one simultaneous signal: Broadband Internet technologies are superior to dial-up connections for streaming video. broadband transmission. a broadband Internet connection. […]