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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 broach /ˈbroʧ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 broach /ˈbroʧ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Broach n.
 1. A spit. [Obs.]
    He turned a broach that had worn a crown.   --Bacon.
 2. An awl; a bodkin; also, a wooden rod or pin, sharpened at each end, used by thatchers. [Prov. Eng.]
 3. Mech. (a) 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. (b) 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.
 4. Masonry A broad chisel for stonecutting.
 5. Arch. A spire rising from a tower. [Local, Eng.]
 6. A clasp for fastening a garment. See Brooch.
 7. A spitlike start, on the head of a young stag.
 8. The stick from which candle wicks are suspended for dipping.
 9. The pin in a lock which enters the barrel of the key.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Broach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Broached p. pr. & vb. n. Broaching.]
 1. To spit; to pierce as with a spit.
    I'll broach the tadpole on my rapier's point.   --Shak.
 2. To tap; to pierce, as a cask, in order to draw the liquor. Hence: To let out; to shed, as blood.
 Whereat with blade, with bloody blameful blade,
 He bravely broached his boiling bloody breast.   --Shak.
 3. To open for the first time, as stores.
    You shall want neither weapons, victuals, nor aid; I will open the old armories, I will broach my store, and will bring forth my stores.   --Knolles.
 4. To make public; to utter; to publish first; to put forth; to introduce as a topic of conversation.
    Those very opinions themselves had broached.   --Swift.
 5. To cause to begin or break out. [Obs.]
 6. Masonry To shape roughly, as a block of stone, by chiseling with a coarse tool. [Scot. & North of Eng.]
 7. To enlarge or dress (a hole), by using a broach.
 To broach to Naut., to incline suddenly to windward, so as to lay the sails aback, and expose the vessel to the danger of oversetting.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a decorative pin worn by women [syn: brooch, breastpin]
      v : bring up a topic for discussion [syn: initiate]