- a grab for retrieving tools used in drilling a well.
Origin of bêche
1850–55; < French: spade
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Examples from the Web for beche
The little estate, in which were the ruins of Beche Castle, was ours.Tennyson and His Friends
Gresley had “Vairy ermine and gules,” and Beche “Vairy silver and gules.”
The remainder consists of sandal wood, beche la mer, etc. exported principally to China.
The beche de mer industry has also been a great help to business people in Cooktown.Early Days in North Queensland