Debouch
Debouch De*bouch", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Debouched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Debouching}.] [F. d['e]boucher; pref. d['e]- (L. dis- or de) + boucher to stop up, fr. bouche mouth, fr. L. bucca the cheek. Cf. {Disembogue}.] To march out from a wood, defile, or other confined spot, into open ground; to issue. [1913 Webster]

Battalions debouching on the plain. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

2. (Geog.) To issue; -- said of a stream passing from a gorge out into an open valley or a plain. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • debouch — is pronounced di bowch to rhyme with pouch …   Modern English usage

  • debouch — ► VERB ▪ emerge from a confined space into a wide, open area. DERIVATIVES debouchment noun. ORIGIN French, from bouche mouth …   English terms dictionary

  • debouch — [dē bo͞osh′, dibo͞osh′] vi. [Fr déboucher, to emerge from < dé (see DE ) + bouche, mouth, opening < L bucca, cheek: see BUCCAL] 1. Mil. to come forth from a narrow or shut in place into open country 2. to come forth; emerge n. a débouché …   English World dictionary

  • Debouch — The port and city are the southern terminus of the Suez Canal that transits through Egypt and debouches into the Mediterranean Sea near Port Said. Debouch is a term used in river and stream geography, and the military. Contents 1 G …   Wikipedia

  • debouch — 1. noun /dɪˈbuːʃ,dɪˈbæʊʧ/ a) A narrow outlet from which a body of water pours. In level portions of the country vertical shafts are preferred, but where the mine is situated upon a hill a debouch may often be found below the sulphur seam, ... b)… …   Wiktionary

  • debouch — verb (intransitive always + adv/prep) 1 technical if a river, road etc debouches somewhere, it comes out from a narrow place into a wider place 2 formal if people debouch from one place to another, they move out of one place into somewhere larger …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • debouch — verb Etymology: French déboucher, from dé de + bouche mouth, from Old French boche, from Latin bucca cheek Date: 1745 transitive verb to cause to emerge ; discharge intransitive verb 1. to march out into open ground < troops …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • debouch — /di boohsh , bowch /, v.i. 1. to march out from a narrow or confined place into open country, as a body of troops: The platoon debouched from the defile into the plain. 2. Physical Geog. a. to emerge from a relatively narrow valley upon an open… …   Universalium

  • debouch — To open or empty into another part. [Fr. bouche, mouth] …   Medical dictionary

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