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fourchette


fourchette


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fourchette  \Four`chette"\,  n.  (Card  Playing) 
  The  combination  of  the  card  immediately  above  and  the  one 
  immediately  below  a  given  card. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fourchette  \Four`chette"\  (f[=oo]r`sh[e^]t"),  n.  [F.,  dim.  of 
  fourche.  See  {Fork}.] 
  1.  A  table  fork. 
 
  2.  (Anat.) 
  a  A  small  fold  of  membrane,  connecting  the  labia  in  the 
  posterior  part  of  the  vulva. 
  b  The  wishbone  or  furculum  of  birds. 
  c  The  frog  of  the  hoof  of  the  horse  and  allied  animals. 
 
  3.  (Surg.)  An  instrument  used  to  raise  and  support  the  tongue 
  during  the  cutting  of  the  fr[ae]num. 
 
  4.  (Glove  Making)  The  forked  piece  between  two  adjacent 
  fingers,  to  which  the  front  and  back  portions  are  sewed. 
  --Knight.