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fraise

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French fraise, fraiser.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fraise (plural fraises)

  1. (historical) A ruff worn (especially by women) in the 16th century.
  2. A type of palisade placed for defence around a berm; a defence consisting of pointed stakes driven into the ramparts in a horizontal or inclined position.
  3. A fluted reamer for enlarging holes in stone; a small milling cutter.

VerbEdit

fraise (third-person singular simple present fraises, present participle fraising, simple past and past participle fraised)

  1. (military) To protect, as a line of troops, against an onset of cavalry, by opposing bayonets raised obliquely forward.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wilhelm to this entry?)
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See froise.

NounEdit

fraise (plural fraises)

  1. A large thick pancake with slices of bacon in it.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin frāga, neuter plural of frāga.

NounEdit

fraise f (plural fraises)

  1. strawberry
  2. bulwark, palisade (defensive rampart of earth with sharpened wooden stakes set in at an angle)
  3. (literary) nipple
    • 1797, Marquis de Sade, Juliette, I:
      Les doigts de notre charmante supérieure chatouillaient les fraises de mon sein, et sa langue frétillait dans ma bouche.
    • 2001, Dominique Leroy, Hic et Hec, p. 53:
      un corset négligemment noué par une échelle de rubans gris de lin renfermait à demi la neige élastique de son sein, son mouchoir transparent, dérangé par les mouvements de la nuit, laissait voir une fraise vermeille [...].
  4. tool use for cut pièce in mechanical industrie
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From fraiser.

NounEdit

fraise f (plural fraises)

  1. calf's mesentery
  2. (historical) fraise (women's ruff)

VerbEdit

fraise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of fraiser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of fraiser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of fraiser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of fraiser
  5. second-person singular imperative of fraiser

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