abreuvoir

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French abreuvoir (a watering place).

Noun[edit]

abreuvoir (plural abreuvoirs)

  1. A cold water drinking fountain (for people) typically found in a public location; more generally, any fountain or water source (including for animals like birds, horses etc).
  2. (obsolete, masonry) The joint or interstice between stones, to be filled with mortar.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gwilt to this entry?)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abreuver +‎ -oir

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.bʁœ.vwaʁ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

abreuvoir m (plural abreuvoirs)

  1. a watering hole or place for animals
  2. (Canada, proscribed) a drinking fountain

Synonyms[edit]

  • (drinking fountain): fontaine (mostly Europe)

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