crémaillère

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French

Noun[edit]

crémaillère ‎(plural crémaillères)

  1. An indented or zigzagging line of entrenchment used in fortification.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late Latin cramaculus, alteration of cremasculus, ultimately from Ancient Greek κρεμαστήρ ‎(kremastḗr).

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Noun[edit]

crémaillère f ‎(plural crémaillères)

  1. trammel
  2. (rail transport) rack, rack-and-pinion

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