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carrefour

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noun car·re·four \ˌka-rə-ˈfu̇r\

Definition of carrefour

  1. 1 :  crossroads

  2. 2 :  square, plaza <the farmers … preferred the open carrefour for their transactions — Thomas Hardy>



Examples of carrefour

  1. <our hotel in Montreal was adjacent to a noisy carrefour>



Origin of carrefour

Middle French, from Late Latin quadrifurcum, neuter of quadrifurcus having four forks, from Latin quadri- + furca fork


First Known Use: 15th century



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