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coupure

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French, from couper (to cut).

NounEdit

coupure (plural coupures)

  1. (fortification) A passage cut through the glacis to facilitate sallies by the besieged.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From couper +‎ -ure

NounEdit

coupure f (plural coupures)

  1. the act or result of cutting; a cut
  2. interruption
  3. power cut, blackout

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