Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A long narrow loaf of French bread.
  • noun A gem cut in the form of a narrow rectangle.
  • noun The form of such a gem.
  • noun Architecture A narrow convex molding.
  • noun A shallow rectangular handbag.

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  • noun a narrow, relatively long rectangular shape
  • noun a gem cut in such a shape
  • noun a variety of bread that is long and narrow in shape

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  • noun narrow French stick loaf

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, rod, from Italian bacchetta, diminutive of bacchio, rod, from Latin baculum, stick; see bak- in Indo-European roots.]

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French for stick

Examples

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  • "In France, one baker is touting his automated baguette dispenser—which is loaded with partially precooked loaves that get fully baked when the machine is activated—as away to get fresh bread when bakeries are closed."

    - JWT, What's Cooking? - Trends in Food, Feb 2012.

    January 1, 2013