Noun Abreuvoir Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abreuvoir

Pronunciation:

/ˌabrəːˈvwɑː/

Definition:
1.

noun

Chiefly in France and French-speaking contexts: a horse trough or similar watering place.
    ((n.) The joint or interstice between stones, to be filled with mortar.)


    Origin:
    Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From French abreuvoir, † abbreuvoir from Old French abrever, variant (with metathesis) of Anglo-Norman abeiverer, abeverer, abuverer, Anglo-Norman and Old French abevrer, Old French abeuvrer to cause (a person or animal) to drink copiously, to drench (the earth, a towel, etc.) + -oir. For the semantic motivation of sense 1, see quot. 1822.

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