Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A spit; a broach.
  • n. One who broaches, opens, or utters; a first publisher or promoter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A spit; a broach.
  • n. One who broaches, opens, or utters; a first publisher or promoter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spit.
  • n. One who broaches, opens, or utters; a first publisher.

Etymologies

broach +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I guess Turnbull was referring to the Committee for the Abolition of Slavery, consisting of 9 Quakers and 3 Anglicans, including Granville Sharp who described Hume as “the first broacher of that uncharitable doctrine” that “Negroes are an ‘inferior species of man’” for that footnote.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • Casse, archbishop of Benevento; and (had it not cramped him a little in his creed) I believe would have given ten of the best acres in the Shandy estate, to have been the broacher of it. —

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • The Talmudists, being taught by these their fathers, do give out, horribly blaspheming, that Jesus of Nazareth our Lord was a magician, a broacher of strange and wicked worship; and one that did miracles by the power of the devil, to beget his worship the greater belief and honour.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • It is a broacher of more news than hogsheads, and more jests than news, which are sucked up here by some spongy brain, and from thence squeezed into a comedy.

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

  • As in coffee-houses, gossip was the order of the day in such places, each tavern being in itself "a broacher of more news than hogsheads, and more jests than news."

    Royalty Restored

  • Upon this footing, it shall be safe for every broacher of new heresy to gain as many proselytes to it as he can; and there is none of them all, though never so absurd, impious, and blasphemous, but shall have proselytes and professors more or less; and what a large part of the nation must this necessarily draw in!

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VII.

  • We shall run ourselves into endless mistakes: Thou wilt be found a liar, a corrupter of the word of truth, a broacher of heresies, and guilty of the worst of forgeries, counterfeiting the broad seal of heaven, and pretending a divine mission and inspiration, when it is all

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • Shreu. this fellow was a principall broacher of the broile fawk.

    Sir Thomas More

  • By this small broacher, we tried to cover up all the activities of our services providers for the owners but as you know each of them are an organization and their technical field is very vast.

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  • They could hear any thing, all things, -- all sorts of men, all men; they would try all things whether they came to them in the way of God or no; and on that account would run to hear and to attend to every broacher of false and abominable opinions, every seducer, though stigmatized by the generality of the saints: for such a one they had their liberty, -- they could do it; but the opinions they hated as much as any.

    Of Temptation

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