orgue

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French, from Latin organum (organ, instrument, tool), from Ancient Greek ὄργανον (órganon, organ, instrument, tool). See organ.

Noun[edit]

orgue (plural orgues)

  1. (military) Any of a number of long, thick pieces of timber, pointed and shod with iron, and suspended, each by a separate rope, over a gateway, to be let down in case of attack.
  2. (military) A piece of ordnance, consisting of a number of musket barrels arranged so that a match or train may connect with all their touchholes, and a discharge be secured almost or quite simultaneously.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Latin organum, from Ancient Greek ὄργανον (órganon).

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Noun[edit]

orgue m (plural orgues)

  1. (music) organ

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French orgue.

Noun[edit]

orgue m (plural orgues)

  1. (music) organ

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