kype


kype
1) the lengthened and hooked lower jaw of mature males in certain species of Salmonidae
2) putt (a tapering basket used in making fish weirs on the Wye and Severn rivers of England. Putts are placed in groups of six or nine between pairs of stakes, each group between two stakes is called a puttcher. Also called butt)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • inoccupé — inoccupé, ée [ inɔkype ] adj. • 1717; h. 1544; de 1. in et occupé ♦ Qui n est pas occupé. 1 ♦ Où il n y a personne. ⇒ vacant, vide. Appartement, logement inoccupé (⇒ inhabité) . Terrain inculte et inoccupé. ⇒ 2. vague . Siège inoccupé. ⇒ libre.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • occuper — [ ɔkype ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • XIVe; lat. occupare I ♦ V. tr. 1 ♦ Prendre possession de (un lieu), tenir en sa possession. « En quelques heures les troupes occuperont Belgrade » (Martin du Gard). Occuper le terrain, le tenir en s y… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • préoccuper — [ preɔkype ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1352 ; « saisir prématurément » XIIIe; lat. præoccupare « occuper avant un autre » 1 ♦ Inquiéter fortement. ⇒ tourmenter, tracasser, travailler. Son avenir me préoccupe. « Il faut croire que ces questions …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • réoccuper — [ reɔkype ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1808; de re et occuper ♦ Occuper de nouveau. Réoccuper une position stratégique, un territoire. Réoccuper une fonction. ● réoccuper verbe transitif Occuper de nouveau. réoccuper v. tr. Occuper de nouveau.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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