guichetier

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

guichet +‎ -ier

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Noun[edit]

guichetier m (plural guichetiers)

  1. (archaic) turnkey
    • 1829, Victor Hugo, Le Dernier Jour d’un condamné
      Cette fois il ne suffit point du pas lourd et des souliers ferrés du guichetier, du cliquetis de son nœud de clefs, du grincement rauque des verrous ; il fallut pour me tirer de ma léthargie sa rude voix à mon oreille et sa main rude sur mon bras.
      This time, the loud steps and iron shoes of the turnkey, the jingling of his bunch of keys, the sharp squeaking of the lock wasn't enough; to yank me from my lethargy they had his booming voice in my ear and his rugged hand on my arm.
  2. (banking) counter clerk

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