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domestique

[doh-mes-teek]
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noun
  1. Cycling. a member of a bicycle-racing team who assists the leader, as by setting a pace, preventing breakaways by other teams, or supplying food during a race.

Origin of domestique

1980–85; < French: literally, domestic
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Examples from the Web for domestique

Historical Examples

  • Domestique fly; and on de instant I vas shown into de drawing-room.

    Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi

    Joseph Grimaldi

  • Why then we must play the Domestique against him, next Fryday.

    Citt and Bumpkin (1680)

    Sir Roger L'Estrange

  • Dale, two demy culverin and one sacre; fortifications against a domestique enimie very mean.


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