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[boo-shon; French boo-shawn]
noun, plural bou·chons [boo-shonz; French boo-shawn] /buˈʃɒnz; French buˈʃɔ̃/. Furniture.
  1. a supplementary, baize-covered top set in the center of a bouillotte table.
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Origin of bouchon

1880–85; < French: stopper, derivative of Old French bouche sheaf
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Historical Examples of bouchon

  • There is a group of them flinging away their pay at the usual game of bouchon.

    Paris under the Commune

    John Leighton

  • The firing mechanism of the explosive grenades which we built was known as the Bouchon assembly.