abat-vent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French, from abattre (to throw down) + vent (wind), from Latin ventus.

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Noun[edit]

abat-vent (plural abat-vents)

  1. (architecture) Louvres or strips of wood or metal used as windbreaks that allow light and air in, often seen in belfries.[1]
  2. A sloping roof.
  3. A metal chimney cap.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 2

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

abat-vent m (plural abat-vents)

  1. chimney cowl
  2. louver boarding (of window, opening), abat-vent
  3. (agriculture) wind screen

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