- (in weaving tapestries) a device on which the filling yarn is wound, used as a shuttle in passing through the shed of the loom to deposit the yarn.
Origin of broche
1880–85; < French: spindle, a pointed instrument; see broach
[broh-shey; French braw-shey]
- woven with a pattern; brocaded.
- a pinstripe woven in the warp direction of fabric used in the manufacture of clothing.
Origin of broché
à la broche
[a la brawsh]
- cooked on a skewer.
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Examples from the Web for broche
The incidents of the 'broche' and 'pensel' are Chaucer's own; see Bk.Chaucer's Works, Volume 2 (of 7)
We woun' de thread on a broche, make like and 'bout de size of a ice pick.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.
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Specimens fattened by the Gaveuse Martin, all ready for the broche, used to be sold on the premises.
Again, just below, read The incidents of the 'broche' and 'pensel' are also due to the same; see p. lxii.
The shuttle or bobbin of the high loom is called a broche, and that of the low loom a flute.The Tapestry Book
Helen Churchill Candee
- woven with a raised design, as brocade
C19: from French brocher to brocade, stitch; see broach 1
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