Definition of oeil-de-boeuf in English:

oeil-de-boeuf

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Pronunciation: /ˌəːɪdəˈbəːf
 
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noun (plural oeils-de-boeuf pronunc. same)

  • A small round window.
    More example sentences
    • Because of its shape, an ox-eye or oeil-de-boeuf was also a small round window.

Origin

mid 18th century: French, literally 'ox-eye'.

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