[ bloo-ker, -cher ]
/ ˈblu kər, -tʃər /
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a strong, leather half boot.
a shoe having the vamp and tongue made of one piece and overlapped by the quarters, which lace across the instep.
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Origin of blucher
First recorded in 1825–35; named after G. L. von Blücher
Other definitions for blucher (2 of 2)
[ bloo-ker, -cher; German bly-khuhr ]
/ ˈblu kər, -tʃər; German ˈblü xər /
Geb·hart Le·be·recht von [gep-hahrt ley-buh-rekht fuhn], /ˈgɛp hɑrt ˈleɪ bəˌrɛxt fən/, 1742–1819, Prussian field marshal.
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How to use blucher in a sentence
In Berlin, Princess Blucher wrote in her diary, “Nothing is talked of but the expected entry into Paris.”Barbara Tuchman’s ‘The Guns of August’ Is Still WWI’s Peerless Chronicle|James A. Warren|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The attack was commenced by the allies under Blucher upon the French centre, with a fury irresistible.
Blucher had a horse killed under him, and narrowly escaped with his life.
Then we look on the sad picture of Napoleon's last campaign, when he meets his match in the dogged Blucher.Napoleon's Young Neighbor|Helen Leah Reed
The duke had seen Blucher in the morning, and had promised to assist the Prussians if not himself attacked.
Blucher however was with Bulow's corps, and he was eager to press forward, at whatever cost.
British Dictionary definitions for blucher (1 of 2)
/ (ˈbluːkə, -tʃə) /
obsolete a high shoe with laces over the tongue
Word Origin for blucher
C19: named after Field Marshal Blücher
British Dictionary definitions for blucher (2 of 2)
/ (German ˈblyçər) /
Gebhard Leberecht von (ˈɡɛphart ˈleːbərɛçt fɔn). 1742–1819, Prussian field marshal, who commanded the Prussian army against Napoleon at Waterloo (1815)
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