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[boosh] /buʃ/
noun, Armor.
a curved indentation in an upper corner of a jousting shield, serving as a lance rest: used from the 14th to the 17th century.
Origin of bouche
< French phrase à bouche literally, with (a) mouth, said of a notched shield. See bouchée


[boo-shey] /buˈʃeɪ/
Louis, 1896–1969, U.S. painter. Unabridged
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French, literally "mouth" (Old French boche, 11c.), from Latin bucca, literally "cheek," which in Late Latin replaced os (see oral) as the word for "mouth" (and also is the source of Italian bocca, Spanish boca). Borrowed in English in various senses, e.g. "king's allowance of food for his retinue" (mid-15c.); "mouth" (1580s); "metal plug for a cannon's vent" (1862; verb in this sense from 1781).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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