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bouchon

[boo-shon; French boo-shawn] /buˈʃɒn; French buˈʃɔ̃/
noun, plural bouchons
[boo-shonz; French boo-shawn] /buˈʃɒnz; French buˈʃɔ̃/ (Show IPA).
Furniture.
1.
a supplementary, baize-covered top set in the center of a bouillotte table.
Origin of bouchon
1880-1885
1880-85; < French: stopper, derivative of Old French bouche sheaf
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  • There is a group of them flinging away their pay at the usual game of bouchon.

    Paris under the Commune John Leighton
  • The firing mechanism of the explosive grenades which we built was known as the bouchon assembly.

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