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raccroc m (uncountable)

  1. (formal) chance, fluke (random occurrence, luck)
    Synonyms: hasard
    • 1957, André Martinet, "Arbirtraire linguistique et double articulation", Cahiers Ferdinand de Saussure 15: 105–16:
      Toutes les langues connues utilisent des signes combinables et un système phonologique. Mais il y en a, comme le français, qui, pourrait-on presque dire, n'utilisent les latitudes prosodiques que par superfétation ou par raccroc.
      All known languages use combinable signs and a phonological system. But there are some, like French, that could be said to use the full prosodic scope only superfluously or by chance.

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Usually occurs in the phrase par raccroc (by chance).

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