gabarit

noun
ga·ba·rit | \ ¦gabə¦rē \
plural -s

Definition of gabarit 

1 : an outline on a drawing of an object (as a machine part) intended to move showing the space necessary to permit its motion

2 : an outline on a drawing of a stationary object showing the space that must be kept clear for necessary access to it

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History and Etymology for gabarit

French, from Provençal gabarrit ship's model, blend of gabarro ship (from Old Provençal gabarra, probably modification of Late Latin carabus boat resembling a coracle) and garbi ship's model, form, of Germanic origin; perhaps akin to Old High German garawen to prepare

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