broad·​strike | \ ˈbrȯd-ˌstrīk How to pronounce broadstrike (audio) \
plural broadstrikes

Definition of broadstrike

: an error occurring during the minting of a coin when the die collar (see collar entry 1 sense 2g) is loose or improperly positioned also : a coin having such an error … both sides bore characteristics of a broadstrike with the rim spread abnormally from the design. New York Times, 26 Oct. 1980

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of broadstrike

1980, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about broadstrike

Statistics for broadstrike

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for broadstrike

The first known use of broadstrike was in 1980

See more words from the same year

Comments on broadstrike

What made you want to look up broadstrike? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


miscellaneous remnants or debris

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!