• Broaching Definition & Synonyms
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Broach
• Broach Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A broad chisel for stonecutting.
- (n.) To spit; to pierce as with a spit.
- (n.) A spit.
- (n.) To make public; to utter; to publish first; to put forth; to introduce as a topic of conversation.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) A straight tool with file teeth, made of steel, to be pressed through irregular holes in metal that cannot be dressed by revolving tools; a drift.
- (n.) A spitlike start, on the head of a young stag.
- (n.) To enlarge or dress (a hole), by using a broach.
- (n.) An awl; a bodkin; also, a wooden rod or pin, sharpened at each end, used by thatchers.
- (n.) The pin in a lock which enters the barrel of the key.
- (n.) To shape roughly, as a block of stone, by chiseling with a coarse tool.
- (n.) A clasp for fastening a garment. See Brooch.
- (n.) A spire rising from a tower.
- (n.) To tap; to pierce, as a cask, in order to draw the liquor. Hence: To let out; to shed, as blood.
- (n.) To open for the first time, as stores.
- (n.) The stick from which candle wicks are suspended for dipping.
- (n.) To cause to begin or break out.