[ doo-zee-em; French doo-zyem ]

noun,plural dou·zi·èmes [doo-zee-emz; French doo-zyem]. /ˌdu ziˈɛmz; French ˌduˈzyɛm/.
  1. (in Swiss watchmaking) the 12th part of a ligne, used mainly to gauge the thickness of a movement.

Origin of douzième

<French: literally, twelfth

Words Nearby douzième Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use douzième in a sentence

  • This measurement can be got by removing both end stones and taking the distance with a Boley gage or a douzieme caliper.