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  • n. The tripod, pylon, or struts usually at the centre-section of a biplane or high-winged monoplane.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of cabin.


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  • Hear my son Max pronounce the word cabane Download cabane2.wav

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  • Hear my son Max pronounce the word cabane Download cabane2. wav

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  • There wasn't a fancy French name like "cabane" for our hut.

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  • Bernard Delis, known locally as Monsieur des Huitres, opens up his cabane on the jetty of Port de Larros each summer, and for just €8 he shucks a dozen of his oysters, while a chilled bottle of wine from the nearby Entre-deux-Mers vineyards will set you back another €7.

    Budget bourguignon: cheap eats in France

  • La cabane de Fontouse in the French Alps at Queyras la cabane (ka-ban) noun, feminine

    cabane - French Word-A-Day

  • * I know where the clothespins have disappeared to: my children's cabane.

    cabane - French Word-A-Day

  • Ousting a traitor from my kid's French cabane means shouting "Dehors!"

    cabane - French Word-A-Day

  • Also: la cabane perchée = tree-house la cabane en rondins = log cabin la cabane à outils = toolshed la cabane à lapins = rabbit hutch

    cabane - French Word-A-Day

  • * References: le Var = a département of SE France; sèchent (sécher) = to dry; bleu-gris = blue-gray; la sauterelle (f) = grasshopper; la pince à linge (f) = clothespin; la cabane (f) = fort; éloignez-vous!

    cabane - French Word-A-Day

  • Expression: en cabane = in the slammer/clink (jail)

    cabane - French Word-A-Day


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  • adj. Classifying adjective for the short struts rising from the fuselage to support the central portion of the upper wing of a biplane, viz. "cabane struts".

    May 16, 2009