écoutille

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French escoutille, from Spanish escotilla, from Spanish escotar (to make a neckline; cut something low), probably from Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌿𐍄𐍃 (skauts, end; edge of a garment), from Proto-Germanic *skautaz (corner; wedge; lap). Compare German Schoß (lap; fold), English sheet. More at sheet.

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Noun[edit]

écoutille f (plural écoutilles)

  1. hatch, hatchway

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