Debouching
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.] ||


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