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cabane

[kuh-ban] /kəˈbæn/
noun, Aeronautics.
1.
a mastlike structure on some early airplanes, used for supporting the wing.
Origin of cabane
1910-1915
From French, dating back to 1910-15; See origin at cabin
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  • The word cabinet is derived from the French cabane, a cabin.

    A Manual of Wood Carving Charles G. Leland
  • They were the noisy foreigners who had not added to our comfort in the "cabane."

  • And that is why you must be ready to start from the cabane at dawn.

    The Silent Barrier Louis Tracy
  • Four weeks, five weeks, six weeks the vigil in the cabane lasted.

    The Ruling Passion Henry van Dyke
  • Another gleam of light, bluer and more penetrating than its forerunner, lit the brown rafters of the cabane.

    The Silent Barrier Louis Tracy
  • Pierre kept the cabane well supplied with provisions, leaving them just inside of the gate.

    The Ruling Passion Henry van Dyke
  • At ten o'clock the man in charge of the "cabane," feeling uneasy at their not having arrived, sent to Chamonix for assistance.

  • Melazzo and Morcone came to assist them, and it was then that cabane observed that Terlizzi held aloof, as if filled with horror.

  • cabane—A combination of two pylons, situated over the fuselage, and from which anti-lift wires are suspended.

  • Schele de Vere derives it from the French cabane, but it seems rather more likely that it is from the Irish shebeen.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken

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