See also: boçal

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from French bocal.

Pronunciation edit

  • enPR: bōˈ kəl, bō kalˈ
  • IPA(key): /ˈboʊkəl/, /boʊˈkæl/

Noun edit

bocal (plural bocals)

  1. A curved, tapered metal tube which connects the reed of several double reed woodwind instruments (such as the cor anglais, bassoon, and contrabassoon) to the rest of the instrument.
  2. A cylindrical glass vessel with a short wide neck.

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French edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Italian boccale.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /bɔ.kal/
  • (file)

Noun edit

bocal m (plural bocaux)

  1. jar
  2. (fish) bowl

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Etymology edit

From boca +‎ -al.[1][2]

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Noun edit

bocal m (plural bocais)

  1. an aperture
    1. brim (of a bottle or any other container)
      Encha até o bocal.Fill it up to the brim.
      Synonym: boca
    2. (construction) the metal piece into which a light bulb is inserted and rotated
    3. the part of the candlestick into which the candle is inserted
    4. (construction) parapet at the edge of a cistern or well
    5. lower part of a coat's sleeve
  2. in saddle animals
    1. leather strip initially used to tame a saddle animal
    2. silk or cotton strip that, in saddle animals, replaces the leather strip
    3. bit (metal in horse’s mouth)
      Synonyms: morso, bocado
  3. nozzle
  4. (music) a type of embouchure
  5. (medicine) a channel that, when fixated to the tip of a duct, regulates the liquid flux or is used to pass fluid

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Noun edit

bocal n (plural bocaluri)

  1. Alternative form of pocal

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