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prolonge

[ proh-lonj; French praw-lawnzh ]
/ proʊˈlɒndʒ; French prɔˈlɔ̃ʒ /
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noun, plural pro·lon·ges [proh-lon-jiz; French praw-lawnzh]. /proʊˈlɒn dʒɪz; French prɔˈlɔ̃ʒ/. Military.

a rope having a hook at one end and a toggle at the other, used for various purposes, as to draw a gun carriage.

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Origin of prolonge

1855–60; <French, noun derivative of prolonger to prolong
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British Dictionary definitions for prolonge

prolonge
/ (prəˈlɒndʒ) /

noun

(formerly) a specially fitted rope used as part of the towing equipment of a gun carriage
C19: from French, from prolonger to prolong
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