Broacher

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Broacher A spit; a broach. "On five sharp broachers ranked, the roast they turned."
    • Broacher One who broaches, opens, or utters; a first publisher or promoter. "Some such broacher of heresy."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n broacher A spit.
    • n broacher One who broaches, opens, or utters; a first publisher.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Broacher a broach or spit: one who broaches or utters
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. brocher, to pierce, broche, an iron pin—L. brocchus, a projecting tooth.

Usage

In literature:

He that breweth lies may have more wit and skill, but the broacher showeth the like malice and wickedness.
"Sermons on Evil-Speaking" by Isaac Barrow
But Darwin is remarkable among all broachers of new theories for the extraordinary candour and openness of his method.
"Charles Darwin" by Grant Allen
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