pisé

[ pee-zey ]
/ piˈzeɪ /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. piston ring,
  2. piston rod,
  3. piston slap,
  4. piston, walter,
  5. pistou,
  6. pisé de terre,
  7. pit,
  8. pit against,
  9. pit boss,
  10. pit bull terrier

Also pisay.

Origin of pisé

1790–1800; < French, noun use of past participle of piser to beat down (earth) < Latin pīsāre, pīnsere to pound, stamp down

Also called pisé de terre [duh tair] /də ˈtɛər/.

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British Dictionary definitions for pise

pisé

/ (ˈpiːzeɪ) /

noun

rammed earth or clay used to make floors or wallsAlso called: pisé de terre

Word Origin for pisé

C18: French, from past participle of piser, from Latin pisare to beat, pound

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