bahut

bahut

[bah-hoot, -hoot; buh-hoot, -hoot; French ba y]
noun, plural bahuts [bah-hoots, -hoots, buh-hoots, -hoots; French ba y] .
1.
a medieval French chest for household goods, originally small and portable.
2.
a dwarf parapet or attic wall, especially one carrying the wall plates of a church roof.

Origin:
1830–40; < French, Old French bahu, bahuz, perhaps < Old Low Franconian *baghôdi cover, protection, equivalent to *bag- bag + *-hôdi protection, akin to hide1, hut

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