sauterelle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French sauterelle

Noun[edit]

sauterelle (plural sauterelles)

  1. An instrument used by masons and others to trace and form angles.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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


French[edit]

une sauterelle (1)
sauterelle (2)

Etymology[edit]

From sauter +‎ -elle.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /so.tʁɛl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

sauterelle f (plural sauterelles)

  1. grasshopper
    • 1984, “Marcia Baïla”, in Rita Mitsouko, performed by Les Rita Mitsouko:
      C'est elle la sauterelle / La sirène en mal d'amour / Le danseur dans la flanelle / Ou le carton
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (masonry) sauterelle (instrument to trace and form angles)
    Synonym: fausse équerre

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