abroach

[ uh-brohch ]
/ əˈbroʊtʃ /

adverb, adjective

opened or tapped so that the contents can flow out; broached: The cask was set abroach.
astir; in circulation.

Nearby words

  1. abridged,
  2. abridgement,
  3. abridgment,
  4. abrin,
  5. abristle,
  6. abroad,
  7. abrogable,
  8. abrogate,
  9. abrogation,
  10. abrupt

Origin of abroach

First recorded in 1350–1400, abroach is from the Middle English word abroche. See a-1, broach

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British Dictionary definitions for abroach

abroach

/ (əˈbrəʊtʃ) /

adjective

(postpositive) (of a cask, barrel, etc) tapped; broached

Word Origin for abroach

C14: from Old French abrochier from a- to + brochier to broach 1

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