Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small skewer or spit used to broil or roast meat, fish, or vegetables.
  • noun Food broiled or roasted on a small skewer or spit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A skewer to stick meat on, used in cookery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Cookery) A small spit or skewer.
  • noun on a brochette; skewered.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun small skewer or spit on which small pieces of meat, fish or vegetables are roasted or broiled
  • noun food cooked on such a device

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small spit or skewer

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, diminutive of broche, spit; see broach.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French diminutive of broche, a spit

Examples

  • After another couple of minutes, I touched and gently pressed the surface again and felt some resistance and knew that it was time to stick a tester I use a long metal brochette/kabob spear in.

    Jamie Schler: Decadent Chocolate Spice Cake for the Holidays

  • After another couple of minutes, I touched and gently pressed the surface again and felt some resistance and knew that it was time to stick a tester I use a long metal brochette/kabob spear in.

    Jamie Schler: Decadent Chocolate Spice Cake for the Holidays

  • You can get creative (after all, that's what pintxo/tapas culinary culture is all about) or stick with traditional favorites like the "Gilda," a guindilla (Spanish chile pepper), an anchovy and a green olive speared with a toothpick or a pawn and bacon brochette.

    OneTravel: Global Holiday Cocktails and Appetizers

  • You can get creative (after all, that's what pintxo/tapas culinary culture is all about) or stick with traditional favorites like the "Gilda," a guindilla (Spanish chile pepper), an anchovy and a green olive speared with a toothpick or a pawn and bacon brochette.

    OneTravel: Global Holiday Cocktails and Appetizers

  • You can get creative (after all, that's what pintxo/tapas culinary culture is all about) or stick with traditional favorites like the "Gilda," a guindilla (Spanish chile pepper), an anchovy and a green olive speared with a toothpick or a pawn and bacon brochette.

    OneTravel: Global Holiday Cocktails and Appetizers

  • You can get creative (after all, that's what pintxo/tapas culinary culture is all about) or stick with traditional favorites like the "Gilda," a guindilla (Spanish chile pepper), an anchovy and a green olive speared with a toothpick or a pawn and bacon brochette.

    OneTravel: Global Holiday Cocktails and Appetizers

  • You can get creative (after all, that's what pintxo/tapas culinary culture is all about) or stick with traditional favorites like the "Gilda," a guindilla (Spanish chile pepper), an anchovy and a green olive speared with a toothpick or a pawn and bacon brochette.

    OneTravel: Global Holiday Cocktails and Appetizers

  • My brochette of scallops lay on a giant raviolo, soggy in a seasick green sauce.

    How to Be a Gourmet in the Paris Stores

  • You can get creative (after all, that's what pintxo/tapas culinary culture is all about) or stick with traditional favorites like the "Gilda," a guindilla (Spanish chile pepper), an anchovy and a green olive speared with a toothpick or a pawn and bacon brochette.

    OneTravel: Global Holiday Cocktails and Appetizers

  • You can get creative (after all, that's what pintxo/tapas culinary culture is all about) or stick with traditional favorites like the "Gilda," a guindilla (Spanish chile pepper), an anchovy and a green olive speared with a toothpick or a pawn and bacon brochette.

    OneTravel: Global Holiday Cocktails and Appetizers

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  • Confusing this for a croquette can lead to a very disappointing birthday dinner.

    September 22, 2016