noun, plural ac·cou·cheurs [ak-oo-shurz; French a-koo-shœr] /ˌæk uˈʃɜrz; French a kuˈʃœr/.
- accoucheur's hand,
- account book,
- account current
Origin of accoucheur
Examples from the Web for accoucheur
The disadvantages of the method are entirely with the accoucheur and not to the mother or child.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
When they are so impacted as to prevent the delivery being completed, the accoucheur must interfere.
His fee as accoucheur on these occasions was, I believe, a considerable one.The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I|James H. Mapleson
There is, it is said, a great Queen in Europe who has an accoucheur of whom she never makes use.Hints to Husbands|George Morant
Its position must therefore be changed, and the accoucheur must know how to change it with advantage.
Word Origin for accoucheur
1759, "midwife" (properly, "male midwife"), from French accoucheur (Jules Clément, later 17c.), agent noun from accoucher "to go to childbed, be delivered" (13c.) originally simply "to lie down" (12c.), from Old French culcher "to lie," from Latin collocare, from com- "with" (see com-) + locare "to place" (see locate). The fem. is accoucheuse (1847).