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Borrowed from French coupe-gorge (literally cut-throat).


coupe-gorge (plural coupe-gorges)

  1. (military) Any position giving the enemy such advantage that the troops occupying it must either surrender or be cut to pieces.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for coupe-gorge in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)