ébauche

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 17 Apr. 2024.

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