Noun Abature Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abature

Pronunciation:

/ˈabətʃ(ʊ)ə//ˈabətjʊə/

Definition:
1.

noun

Chiefly in plural The traces left by a stag in the undergrowth through which it has passed.
    ((n.) Grass and sprigs beaten or trampled down by a stag passing through them.)


    Origin:
    Late 16th century; earliest use found in George Gascoigne (d. 1577), author and soldier. From French abatture, abature from abattre + -ure.

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