Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Causing fracture; breaking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Causing fracture; breaking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Causing fractures.

Etymologies

Latin frangens, present participle of frangere. See fraction. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They were armed with that most bloody instrument, the mud out of the kennels: they hissed in the most murderous manner: broke Mr. Sheriff Harley's coach-glass in the most frangent manner; scratched his forehead, so that he is forced to wear a little patch in the most becoming manner; and obliged the hangman to burn the paper with a link, though fagots were prepared to execute it in a more solemn manner.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 3

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.