fourneau

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fourneau.

Noun[edit]

fourneau (plural fourneaus or fourneaux)

  1. (military) The chamber of a mine in which the powder is placed.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 fourneau in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French fourneau, from Old French fornel, a diminutive of Old French forn (oven) (Modern French four) with suffix -eau, or possibly from a Vulgar Latin *furnellus, from Latin furnus. Compare Italian fornello, Occitan fornèl, Catalan fornell, Spanish hornillo, Walloon fornea, etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fuʁ.no/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

fourneau m (plural fourneaux)

  1. stove (cooker)
  2. stove (heater)
  3. chamber (of a tobacco pipe)
  4. (slang, archaic) beggar, hobo

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French fornel.

Noun[edit]

fourneau m (plural fourneaulx)

  1. furnace

Descendants[edit]

  • French: fourneau