[ brohsh ]
/ broʊʃ /
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(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.
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Origin of broche
1880–85; <French: spindle, a pointed instrument; see broach
Other definitions for broche (2 of 2)
[ broh-shey; French braw-shey ]
/ broʊˈʃeɪ; French brɔˈʃeɪ /
woven with a pattern; brocaded.
noun, plural bro·chés [broh-sheyz; French braw-shey]. /broʊˈʃeɪz; French brɔˈʃeɪ/.
a pinstripe woven in the warp direction of fabric used in the manufacture of clothing.
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How to use broche in a sentence
Your broche is very well amelled: vostre deuise est fort bien esmaillee.'Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
Ring ne broche ne habbe e ne gurdel imembret ne glouen ne nan swuch 65 ing ow ne deh to habben.
He brought with him some money, and more he afterwards received from the hands of La Broche.
Item une robbe de Satin gris broche dor en facon dyeulx doiseaulx double de velours cramoisy.
Item une robbe de drap dargent a louvrage de damas doublee de velours cramoisy broche dor.
British Dictionary definitions for broche
/ (brəʊˈʃeɪ, French brɔʃe) /
woven with a raised design, as brocade
Word Origin for broché
C19: from French brocher to brocade, stitch; see broach 1
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