- (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
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- woven with a raised design, as brocade
C19: from French brocher to brocade, stitch; see broach 1
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