fourchette

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fourchette.

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Noun[edit]

fourchette (plural fourchettes)

  1. (anatomy) A fork-shaped structure, specifically the fold of skin where the labia minora meet above the perineum (the frenulum labiorum pudendi).
  2. A fork-shaped instrument or device, specifically the forked structure between two fingers of a glove.
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  3. (surgery) An instrument used to raise and support the tongue during the cutting of the frenulum.
  4. The wishbone or furculum of birds
  5. The frog of the hoof of the horse and allied animals.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fourche +‎ -ette

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fourchette f (plural fourchettes)

  1. fork (for eating)
  2. wishbone
  3. (statistics) margin
  4. (chess) fork
  5. band, bracket (as of taxes)

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French.

Noun[edit]

fourchette f (plural fourchettes)

  1. fork