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prolonge

[proh-lonj; French praw-lawnzh] /proʊˈlɒndʒ; French prɔˈlɔ̃ʒ/
noun, plural prolonges
[proh-lon-jiz; French praw-lawnzh] /proʊˈlɒn dʒɪz; French prɔˈlɔ̃ʒ/ (Show IPA).
Military
1.
a rope having a hook at one end and a toggle at the other, used for various purposes, as to draw a gun carriage.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < French, noun derivative of prolonger to prolong
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British Dictionary definitions for prolonge

prolonge

/prəˈlɒndʒ/
noun
1.
(formerly) a specially fitted rope used as part of the towing equipment of a gun carriage
Word Origin
C19: from French, from prolonger to prolong
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