barreau

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ba.ʁo/, /bɑ.ʁo/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

barreau m (plural barreaux)

  1. metal bar (of a jail cell, cage etc.)
    • 1829, Victor Hugo, Le Dernier Jour d’un condamné
      Ils m’ont amené dans une cellule où il n’y a que les quatre murs, avec beaucoup de barreaux à la fenêtre et beaucoup de verrous à la porte, cela va sans dire.
      They brought me to a cell where all there was was the four walls, with the window heavily barred and heavily locked, that goes without saying.
  2. rung (of ladder)
  3. spindle (of chair)
  4. (law) bar (place where the participants in a trial stand)
  5. (law) bar (profession of lawyers)

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