boyau

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French boyau.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbwɑːjəʊ/, /ˈbɔɪəʊ/

Noun[edit]

boyau (plural boyaus)

  1. (military) A small trench or ditch, typically built in a zigzag pattern, serving to connect or provide communication between two trenches, particularly the rear and front lines.
  2. A line, drawn winding about, in order to enclose several tracts of land, or to attack some works.

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References[edit]

  • (military definition) Military Earthworks Terms, Historic Landscape Initiative, National Park Service. URL accessed 2007-01-29.
  • (winding line definition) This article incorporates content from the 1728 Cyclopaedia, a publication in the public domain.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French boiel, bouel, from Latin botellus.

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Noun[edit]

boyau m (plural boyaux)

  1. (anatomy) gut, intestine (of an animal, or, informally of a human)
  2. catgut, gut
  3. (military) communication trench, boyau

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