See also: sillón

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French sillon (furrow)

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sillon (plural sillons)

  1. (military, historical) A work raised in the middle of a wide ditch, to defend it.
    • 1767, Thomas Simes, The Military Medley:
      Sillon, is a work raised it up in ropes very hard for an in the middle of a foss

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Inherited from Old French seillon, from seille +‎ -on, seiller.

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  • IPA(key): /si.jɔ̃/
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sillon m (plural sillons)

  1. (agriculture) furrow
  2. groove, fissure
    sillons d’un disquerecord grooves
    le sillon alpinthe sillon alpin (a long valley in the French Alps north-east of Grenoble, or the region surrounding it)
  3. (urban studies) corridor
    le sillon lorrainthe Lorraine corridor

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