noun deb·i·teuse \¦debə¦tüz\

Definition of debiteuse



  1. :  a rectangular clay block floating upon molten glass in a tank furnace and containing a long slot that shapes glass into a sheet as it is drawn through it

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Origin and Etymology of debiteuse

French débiteuse, from French débiter to discharge, yield, sell retail, cut up, (from Middle French debiter to cut wood, sell retail, from de- + -biter, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse biti beam, thwart) + -euse (feminine of -eur -or) — more at boat

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