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espagnolette

[ih-span-yuh-let, ih-span-yuh-let] /ɪˈspæn yəˌlɛt, ɪˌspæn yəˈlɛt/
noun
1.
(on a French window or the like) one of a pair of rods, controlled by a knob mechanism, having hooked ends that engage catches in the head and sill of the frame.
2.
Furniture. a feature, often a bronze mount, set at the top of a leg and having the form of a female breast.
Origin of espagnolette
1865-1870
1865-70; < French < Provençal espagnouleto, diminutive of espanhol Spanish
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  • The knots in the handkerchiefs used to tie him to the espagnolette were both complicated and tightly made.

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