fermeture

noun fer·me·ture \ˈfərməˌchu̇(ə)r\

Definition of fermeture

plural

-s

  1. :  the mechanism closing the breech of a breech-loading firearm

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Origin and Etymology of fermeture

French, literally, act of closing, apparatus for closing, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin firmatura lock, clasp, from Latin firmatus (past participle of firmare to make fast) + -ura -ure — more at firm (verb)


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