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coup d'essai

[ koo de-se ]
/ ku dɛˈsɛ /
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noun, plural coups d'es·sai [koo de-se]. /ku dɛˈsɛ/. French.

a first attempt.

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Origin of coup d'essai

Literally, “trial stroke”
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