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[broh-shet; French braw-shet]
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noun, plural bro·chettes [broh-shets; French braw-shet] /broʊˈʃɛts; French brɔˈʃɛt/.
  1. a skewer, for use in cookery.
  2. en brochette [en, on; French ahn] /ɛn, ɒn; French ɑ̃/, on a small spit or skewer: lamb cubes en brochette.
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Origin of brochette

1705–10; < French; Old French brochete. See broach, -ette
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Historical Examples

  • He wore three little gold crosses in a brochette on the portly breast of his blue coat, and looked like a foreign field-marshal.

    The History of Pendennis

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • The common ones are used to fasten pieces of meat together; to roast or bake small birds, liver in brochette, etc., etc.

British Dictionary definitions for brochette


  1. a skewer or small spit, used for holding pieces of meat, etc, while roasting or grilling
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Word Origin

C19: from Old French brochete small pointed tool; see broach 1
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