Definition of debouchure in English:

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debouchure

Pronunciation: /dɪbʊˈʃʊə/

noun

The mouth of a river or valley.
Example sentences
  • What was the position of this debouchure in the time of Herod the Great?
  • It bends sharply to the right and flows southward, almost parallel to the lake shore, for more than 30 miles, to its debouchure at Milwaukee.
  • 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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