\ āˈbōsh \
plural -s

Definition of ébauche

: an incomplete watch movement consisting of plates, bridges, wheels, and barrels to be finished and fitted with jewels, escapement, mainspring, hands, and dial

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History and Etymology for ébauche

French, from ébaucher to rough out, outline, roughhew, from Middle French esbocher, from es- (from Latin ex-) + -bocher (from Old French -bauchier, from bauch, bauc beam)

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“ébauche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A9bauche. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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