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oeil-de-boeuf Line breaks: oeil-de-boeuf
Pronunciation: /ˌəːɪdəˈbəːf/

Definition of oeil-de-boeuf in English:

noun (plural oeils-de-boeuf pronounced same)

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


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

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