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broach +‎ -er


  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹəʊt͡ʃə(ɹ)/


broacher (plural broachers)

  1. A broach, a spit.
  2. One who broaches, opens, or utters; a first promoter or publisher.
    • 1711, Francis Atterbury, “Second Sermon on the Same Subject. [The Difficult Passages of Scripture Vindicated from Such Objections as are Usually Made to Them; and Proper Directions Given, How We are to Use Them. In Three Sermons Preached at the Rolls, in the Year 1711.]”, in Thomas Moore, editor, Sermons on Several Occasions. [], volume I, London: [] George James []; and sold by C. Davis, [], published 1734, OCLC 953567982, page 270:
      Let not a Man therefore ſay, that the Scripture is not plain in thoſe things, in which we pretend it is, becauſe in thoſe very things, the Church of God hath Underſtood it one way, and Arius, Socinus, or ſome ſuch Broacher of Hereſy, another.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for broacher in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)