Definition of abat–vent
abat–vents\-äⁿz, F -äⁿ\
1 : a series of sloping boards used (as in a belfry light) to break the wind without obstructing the passage of air or sound
2 : a sloping roof (as of a penthouse)
3 : a metal chimney cap
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Origin and Etymology of abat–vent
borrowed from French, literally, “(it) strikes down (abat) the wind (vent),” from abattre “to strike down” + vent “wind,” going back to Old French, going back to Latin ventus
First Known Use: 1860See Words from the same year
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