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Meaning of ABROACH

Pronunciation:  u'browch

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of a cask or barrel; "the cask was set abroach"
 

ABROACH is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: broached, tapped
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*broach"\, v. t. [OE. abrochen, OF. abrochier. See
    {Broach}.]
    To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap.
    [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \A*broach"\, adv. [Pref. a- + broach.]
    1. Broached; in a condition for letting out or yielding
       liquor, as a cask which is tapped.
    
             Hogsheads of ale were set abroach.    --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    2. Hence: In a state to be diffused or propagated; afoot;
       astir. ``Mischiefs that I set abroach.'' --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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