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#10: Fourchette

Definition:

fourchette : the strip or shaped piece used for the sides of the fingers of a glove

Example Sentence:

A fine pair of gloves includes well-fitted fourchettes.

Origin:

The French word fourchette (pronounced "foor-SHET") means "fork." It was applied to this item presumably because of the forking pattern of the fingers.

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