plural -s
: 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

Word History


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)

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“Debiteuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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