Definition of debouchure in English:

debouchure

Line breaks: de|bouch|ure
Pronunciation: /dɪbʊˈʃʊə
 
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noun

  • The mouth of a river or valley.
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    • This view is taken from the American side, and presents the debouchure of the waters of Niagara into Lake Ontario, from a point of great advantage.
    • Mr. Balfour saw that they had left the river, and were pushing up the debouchure of a sluggish little affluent.
    • Washing the walls of the town of Cumana - situated on its margin on the west side of its debouchure - is a long narrow arm of the sea.

Origin

mid 19th century: alteration of embouchure, on the pattern of debouch.

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