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Broach (noun)

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Broach. n.s. [broche, Fr.]

  1. A spit.

    He was taken into service in his court, to a base office in his kitchen; so that he turned a broach, that had worn a crown. Bacon's Henry VII.

    Whose offered entrails shall his crime reproach,
    And drip their fatness from the hazle broach.
    Dryden's Virgil.

  2. A musical instrument, the sounds of which are made by turning round a handle. Dict.

  3. [With hunters.] A start of the head of a young stag, growing sharp like the end of a spit. Dict.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Dryden, John (788) · Quoted from Another Dictionary (215)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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