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baguette

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Pronunciation: /baˈɡɛt
 
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Definition of baguette in English:

noun

1A long, narrow French loaf.
Example sentences
  • All-butter croissants, crusty French baguettes, Mediterranean ciabatta rolls, Danish pastries and choccacino rolls are all baked by their own unique computer programmes in the new ovens.
  • If you are seriously on the hoof, then you can have sandwiches, freshly made as you watch, with ciabatta, focaccia, or baguettes.
  • Look for long loaves of Italian country-style bread, about 4 inches across, for making these toasts, or substitute large baguettes of French bread.
2 [often as modifier] A gem, especially a diamond, cut in a long rectangular shape: a baguette diamond
More example sentences
  • This classic timepiece is adorned with 32 baguette diamonds on the case and 232 on the bracelet - all Top Wesselton stones and all hand set.
  • ‘Art Deco was the first to come out with baguette diamonds, anything that had a straight line, triangles, trapezoids,’ he continued.
  • There are four tapered baguette diamonds set in two prong heads.
3 Architecture A small moulding, semicircular in section.
Example sentences
  • TERRART® Baguette are ceramic pipes with square, circular or oblong cross-sections, which can also be made as curved elements or as double baguettes on request.
  • A small moulding with a semicircular profile, a bead, sometimes called a roundel or a baguette.
4A slim, rectangular handbag with a short strap.
Example sentences
  • This year the bowling bag replaced the Fendi baguette as the handbag of the season: but my version is from M & S, and cost just £3 in a sale.
  • The baguette endures - the little bag that tucks under your arm may not be cutting edge, but inches to classic status.
  • Their range extends from luxury leather bags in baguette and tote styles to the new ‘Ruk Sak’, a woven shoulder bag ‘perfect for high days and holidays’.

Origin

early 18th century (in sense 3): from French, from Italian bacchetto, diminutive of bacchio, from Latin baculum 'staff'. sense 1 and sense 2 date from the 20th century.

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