rocade

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Equivalent to roquer (to castle (in chess)) +‎ -ade, by analogy to how the king and rook move behind the line of pawns.

Noun[edit]

rocade f (plural rocades)

  1. (military) a communication channel behind the front line, allowing soldiers and materiel to move about
  2. bypass, ring road
  3. (technology) a kind of twisted-pair cable

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