A·broach v. t. To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap. [Obs.]
1. Broached; in a condition for letting out or yielding liquor, as a cask which is tapped.
Hogsheads of ale were set abroach. --Sir W. Scott.
2. Hence: In a state to be diffused or propagated; afoot; astir. “Mischiefs that I set abroach.”
adj : of a cask or barrel; "the cask was set abroach" [syn: broached]