guillemet

[ gil-uh-met; French geeuh-mey ]
/ ˈgɪl əˌmɛt; French giəˈmeɪ /

noun

one of two marks « or » used in French, Italian, and Russian printing to enclose quotations.

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Origin of guillemet

<French, diminutive of Guillaume William, probably name of inventor
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British Dictionary definitions for guillemet

guillemet
/ (ˈɡɪlɪˌmɛt) /

noun

printing another name for duckfoot quote
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