a circular stone tower built around the beginning of the Christian era, having an inner and an outer wall, found on the Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, the Hebrides, and the mainland of Scotland.
- Also Obsolete, brough .
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How to use broch in a sentence
It occurs within the pentacle symbol engraved on a pebble from the broch of Burrian, Orkney.Archaic England | Harold Bayley
The hunter shouted out in his dream if there was any one in the broch, to let him in for the Holy One's sake.Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales | Various
She is not yet dressed and wears a tea-gown, loose, with many folds: vieux rose broch, salmon-coloured plush and old lace.Majesty | Louis Couperus
The Scottish broch-people, associated in tradition with the Picts, were notorious for their piratic habits.Ancient Man in Britain | Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
Probably the many hut circles which surround this broch are of later date and were formed from its ruins.British Castles | Charles H. Ashdown
British Dictionary definitions for broch
(in Scotland) a circular dry-stone tower large enough to serve as a fortified home; they date from the Iron Age and are found esp in the north and the islands
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