Definitions

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  • n. One of the pieces of sod used to line or cover parapets and the faces of earthworks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the pieces of sod used to line or cover parapets and the faces of earthworks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In fortification turf or sod used to line parapets and the traverses of galleries.

Etymologies

French gazon turf, from Old High German Waso, German Wasen. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I once told our mechanic that our car ran on 'gazon' (grass).

    arrosoir - French Word-A-Day

  • I once told our mechanic that our car ran on 'gazon' grass.

    arrosoir - French Word-A-Day

  • Near the river there are also to be found carpets of a uniform green, consisting of a short kind of Equisetum, unmixed with any other plants, which forms a "gazon," to which no nobleman's country seat can show a match.

    The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II

  • Dat houdt in dat er een mooi open gazon neergelegd wordt met hierin op fraaie plekken clusters van drie grote bomen.

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  • Mower désigne aussi bien une tondeuse à gazon qu'un charmant jeune homme qui tond le gazon à votre place.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • Le jardinier a ouvert la bouche de la terre de la vallée de vie par un long tuyau il conduit l'eau sur le gazon.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Déjà par endroits a pali le drap vert du gazon, mais le jet d'eau, clair, écume:

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • We had considered les rouleaux de gazon, or rolls of grass, but decided to scatter seeds instead.

    Words in a French Life

  • REFERENCES: la pelouse (f) = grass; le gazon (m) = grass or lawn; Manou = endearment for the name Emmanuelle; for-mee-dah-bluh = formidable = great; gratter for it (Franglais) = scrape (save) or work for it

    Words in a French Life

  • Isa, in a long black linen dress, puts her glass down, gathers the sides of her dress, and leaps out onto the gazon.

    Words in a French Life

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