bocal

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French.

Noun[edit]

bocal (plural bocals)

  1. a curved, tapered metal tube which connects the reed of several double reed woodwind instruments (such as the cor anglais, bassoon, and contrabassoon) to the rest of the instrument
  2. A cylindrical glass vessel, with a large and short neck.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian boccale.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bocal m (plural bocaux)

  1. jar
  2. (fish) bowl

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

bocal m (plural bocais)

  1. bit (metal in horse’s mouth)
  2. nozzle

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