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Britishism Briticism. [2 definitions]
British thermal unit a unit of heat equal to the amount needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit, or equal to about 252 calories. (abbr.: Btu)
British West Indies the Caribbean islands that are members of the Commonwealth, such as Jamaica, the Bahamas, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Briton a native or citizen of Great Britain, esp. England, or a descendant thereof; Britisher. [2 definitions]
Brittany the westernmost, coastal region of France, formerly a province.
brittle easily broken, esp. along smooth fracture lines. [4 definitions]
bro (informal) shortened form of "brother," used as an informal term of address for a fellow male who is considered to be close.
broach a tapered tool for making, shaping, or enlarging holes; gimlet. [7 definitions]
broad wide; large; spacious. [7 definitions]
broadax an ax with a wide blade and a short handle, used as a weapon or for cutting down timber.
broadband pertaining to, emitting, or responsive to a wide range of radio frequencies. [2 definitions]
broad bean a plant of the pea family that bears flat seeds that are used as a vegetable or an animal feed; fava bean.
broadbill any of several birds characterized by a broad bill, such as the shoveler duck. [2 definitions]
broadcast to transmit over television or radio. [9 definitions]
Broad Church of or pertaining to a liberal party in the Anglican Church that advocates a broad interpretation of rituals and traditions. (Cf. High Church, Low Church.)
broadcloth a fabric with a close weave and a soft finish, made of cotton, rayon, or silk and used for clothing.
broaden to make or become broad.
broad gauge a railroad track with a distance between the rails that is greater than the standard width of 56.5 inches or 143.5 centimeters. (Cf. narrow gauge, standard gauge.)
broad-gauge of or pertaining to railroad equipment used on a broad gauge. [2 definitions]
broad in the beam (informal) wide in the hips.
broad jump in track competition, a jump for distance with a running start; a former name for long jump. [2 definitions]