\ ˈbräd\
plural -s

Definition of brod

 (Entry 1 of 2)

now dialectal British
: any of various objects having a pointed end (such as a goad, prod, thorn, or awl)
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brodded; brodded; brodding; brods

Definition of brod (Entry 2 of 2)

now dialectal British
: goad, prod

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History and Etymology for brod


Middle English, brad, goad, from Old Norse broddr spike, sting; akin to Old English brord point, Old High German brort edge, Welsh brathu to sting, stab, Russian brozda bridle, bit, Old English byrst bristle

Transitive verb

Middle English brodden, from brod, noun

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