broacher
noun see broach II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Broacher — Broach er, n. 1. A spit; a broach. [1913 Webster] On five sharp broachers ranked, the roast they turned. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. One who broaches, opens, or utters; a first publisher or promoter. [1913 Webster] Some such broacher of heresy.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broacher — See broach1. * * * …   Universalium

  • broacher — n. cutting tool; one who introduces a new subject …   English contemporary dictionary

  • broacher — broach·er …   English syllables

  • broacher — ˈbrōchə(r) noun ( s) : one that broaches or works with a broach: as a. : a broaching machine b. : the operator of a broaching machine c. : a worker who finishes holes in jewel beari …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn-broacher — erroneous f. turnbroach …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • broach — I. noun Etymology: Middle English broche, from Anglo French, from Vulgar Latin *brocca, from Latin, feminine of broccus projecting Date: 13th century 1. brooch 2. any of various pointed or tapered tools, implements, or parts: as a. a spit for… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • machine — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. apparatus, contrivance, mechanism, device; motor, engine; airplane, car, bicycle, robot; organization, cabal; machinery. See vehicle, instrumentality, party. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A mechanical… …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

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