\ ˈȯ(ə)rg \
plural -s

Definition of orgue

: one of a number of long thick timbers pointed and shod with iron and formerly suspended over or in the vaulted passage behind a gateway to be let down in case of attack

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History and Etymology for orgue

French, literally, organ, from Latin organum

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“Orgue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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