Broach. n.s. [broche, Fr.]
- 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.
- A musical instrument, the sounds of which are made by turning round a handle. Dict.
- [With hunters.] A start of the head of a young stag, growing sharp like the end of a spit. Dict.