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broche

1

[ brohsh ]

noun

  1. (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.


broché

2

[ broh-shey; French braw-shey ]

adjective

  1. woven with a pattern; brocaded.

noun

, plural bro·chés [broh-, sheyz, b, r, aw-, shey].
  1. a pinstripe woven in the warp direction of fabric used in the manufacture of clothing.

broché

/ brɔʃe; brəʊˈʃeɪ /

adjective

  1. woven with a raised design, as brocade


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Word History and Origins

Origin of broche1

1880–85; < French: spindle, a pointed instrument; broach

Origin of broche2

1470–80; < French, past participle of brocher to emboss (linen), weave (cloth) with a figure. See broach, brocade
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Word History and Origins

Origin of broche1

C19: from French brocher to brocade, stitch; see broach 1
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Example Sentences

Your broche is very well amelled: vostre deuise est fort bien esmaillee.'

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.

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