Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of broach spire in English:
An octagonal church spire rising from a square tower without a parapet.
- This Gothic church, built of Vermont granite, originally had a stone broach spire crowned with a finial.
- The earliest part of the church is the west tower with its broach spire which dates from the thirteenth century.
- This specimen of early 14th century work seems to contain the transition from the broach spire to the embattled one.
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