1. (v.) To mention for the first time, as to broach a subject\. 2. (n.) A spit.

2. (n.) An awl; a bodkin; also, a wooden rod or pin, sharpened at each end, used by thatchers.

3. (n.) 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. (n.) A broad chisel for stonecutting.

5. (n.) A spire rising from a tower.

6. (n.) A clasp for fastening a garment. See Brooch.

7. (n.) A spit like start, on the head of a young stag.

8. (n.) The stick from which candle wicks are suspended for dipping.

9. (n.) The pin in a lock which enters the barrel of the key.

10. (n.) To spit; to pierce as with a spit.

11. (n.) To tap; to pierce, as a cask, in order to draw the liquor. Hence: To let out; to shed, as blood.

12. (n.) To open for the first time, as stores.

13. (n.) To make public; to utter; to publish first; to put forth; to introduce as a topic of conversation.

14. (n.) To cause to begin or break out.

15. (n.) To shape roughly, as a block of stone, by chiseling with a coarse tool.

16. (v.) To enlarge or dress (a hole), by using a broach.

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