Mechanical Engineering[Mach.]an elongated, tapered, serrated cutting tool for shaping and enlarging holes.
a spit for roasting meat.
Mechanical Engineeringa gimlet for tapping casks.
Mechanical Engineering(in a lock) a pin receiving the barrel of a key.
ArchitectureAlso, broach′ spire′. an octagonal spire rising directly from a tower without any intervening feature.
Building[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.
Building[Masonry.]to shape or dress (a block of stone).
Nautical, Naval Terms(of a sailing vessel) to veer to windward.
Nautical, Naval Termsto break the surface of water; rise from the sea, as a fish or a submarine.
Old French broch(i)er, derivative of the noun, nominal
Vulgar Latin *brocca spike, horn, tap of a cask (Medieval Latin broca), noun, nominal use of feminine of Latin adjective, adjectival brocc(h)us projecting (said of teeth); (verb, verbal) Middle English brochen