noun ga·ba·rit \¦gabə¦rē\

Definition of gabarit



  1. 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. 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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at caravel, yare

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a trip made at another's expense

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