brèche

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From Middle French breche, bresche, from Old French breche, bresche (a breach, an opening, crack), from Old Frankish *breka (a breach, break), from Proto-Germanic *brekō (a breaking, breach, fallow ground), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreǵ- (to break, crack). Cognate with Old High German brecha (a break). More at break.

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brèche f (plural brèches)

  1. gap, hole
  2. (military) breach

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