Definition of debacle in English:

debacle

Line breaks: de|bacle
Pronunciation: /deɪˈbɑːk(ə)l
 
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noun

Origin

early 19th century (in sense 'the breaking up of ice in a river'): from French débâcle, from débâcler 'unleash', from dé- 'un-' + bâcler 'to bar' (from Latin baculum 'staff').

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