tenaille

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French, a pair of pincers or tongs, a tenaille, from Latin tenaculum. See tenaculum.

Noun[edit]

tenaille (plural tenailles)

  1. (military, historical) An outwork in the main ditch of a fortification, in front of the curtain, between two bastions.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin tenacula, taken as a feminine singular of Latin tenaculum, from teneō. Compare Occitan, Portuguese tenalha.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tenaille f (plural tenailles)

  1. pincer (tool)

Verb[edit]

tenaille

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tenailler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of tenailler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of tenailler
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of tenailler
  5. second-person singular imperative of tenailler

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