Broach

Definition of Broach

n.1.A spit.
He turned a broach that had worn a crown.
- Bacon.
2.An awl; a bodkin; also, a wooden rod or pin, sharpened at each end, used by thatchers.
3.(Mech.) A tool of steel, generally tapering, and of a polygonal form, with from four to eight cutting edges, for smoothing or enlarging holes in metal; sometimes made smooth or without edges, as for burnishing pivot holes in watches; a reamer. The broach for gun barrels is commonly square and without taper.
4.(Masonry) A broad chisel for stonecutting.
5.(Arch.) A spire rising from a tower.
6.A clasp for fastening a garment. See Brooch.
7.A spitlike start, on the head of a young stag.
8.The stick from which candle wicks are suspended for dipping.
9.The pin in a lock which enters the barrel of the key.
v. t.1.To spit; to pierce as with a spit.
[imp. & p. p. Broached ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Broaching.]
I'll broach the tadpole on my rapier's point.
- Shak.
2.To tap; to pierce, as a cask, in order to draw the liquor. Hence: To let out; to shed, as blood.
3.To open for the first time, as stores.
You shall want neither weapons, victuals, nor aid; I will open the old armories, I will broach my store, and will bring forth my stores.
- Knolles.
4.To make public; to utter; to publish first; to put forth; to introduce as a topic of conversation.
Those very opinions themselves had broached.
- Swift.
5.To cause to begin or break out.
6.(Masonry) To shape roughly, as a block of stone, by chiseling with a coarse tool.
7.To enlarge or dress (a hole), by using a broach.
To broach to
(Naut.) to incline suddenly to windward, so as to lay the sails aback, and expose the vessel to the danger of oversetting.

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