debouches

debouch

[dih-boosh, -bouch]
verb (used without object)
1.
to march out from a narrow or confined place into open country, as a body of troops: The platoon debouched from the defile into the plain.
2.
Physical Geography.
a.
to emerge from a relatively narrow valley upon an open plain: A river or glacier debouches on the plains.
b.
to flow from a small valley into a larger one.
3.
to come forth; emerge.
noun

Origin:
1655–65; < French déboucher, equivalent to dé- dis-1 + -boucher, verbal derivative of bouche mouth < Latin bucca cheek, jaw

debauch, debouch.
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débouché

[dey-boo-shey]
noun
1.
Fortification. a passage or opening through which troops may debouch.
2.
an outlet; an exit.

Origin:
1750–60; < French, noun use of past participle of déboucher to debouch

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debouch (dɪˈbaʊtʃ)
 
vb
1.  (intr) (esp of troops) to move into a more open space, as from a narrow or concealed place
2.  (intr) (of a river, glacier, etc) to flow from a valley into a larger area or body
 
n
3.  fortifications Also called: débouché an outlet or passage, as for the exit of troops
 
[C18: from French déboucher, from dé-dis1 + bouche mouth, from Latin bucca cheek]

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