coupure

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Etymology[edit]

French, from couper (to cut).

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coupure (plural coupures)

  1. (fortification) A passage cut through the glacis to facilitate sallies by the besieged.
    • 1860, John Thomas Hyde, Elementary Principles of Fortification:
      It will be observed here, that the coupure is not cut through the scarp revetment of the face of the bastion, although it is necessary for it to go through the thickness of the parapet

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From couper +‎ -ure

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ku.pyʁ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

coupure f (plural coupures)

  1. the act or result of cutting; a cut
  2. interruption
  3. power cut, blackout
  4. cutting, cut out, clipping
    1. coupure de pressenewspaper cutting, newspaper clipping
  5. bill, a piece of paper money

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