plural -s
: an outline on a drawing of an object (as a machine part) intended to move showing the space necessary to permit its motion
: an outline on a drawing of a stationary object showing the space that must be kept clear for necessary access to it

Word History


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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“Gabarit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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