What does debouch mean?

Definitions for debouch
dɪˈbaʊtʃ; esp. for 2 -ˈbuʃde·bouch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debouch, march outverb

    march out (as from a defile) into open ground

    "The regiments debouched from the valley"

  2. debouchverb

    pass out or emerge; especially of rivers

    "The tributary debouched into the big river"


  1. debouchnoun

    A narrow outlet from which a body of water pours.

  2. debouchnoun

    A fortress at the end of a defile.

  3. debouchverb

    To pour forth from a narrow opening. To emerge from a narrow place like a defile into open country or a wider space.

  4. Etymology: déboucher (de + bouche), modelled on Italian sboccare.


  1. Debouch

    In hydrology, a debouch (or debouche) is a place where runoff from a small, confined space discharges into a larger, broader body of water. The word is derived from the French verb déboucher (French: [debuʃe]), which means "to unblock, to clear". The term also has a military usage.


  1. debouch

    Debouch is a verb which means to emerge from a narrow or confined space into a wide, open area. It is often used in a military context to describe troops moving from close formation to a spread-out or dispersed pattern. It can also refer to a geographical feature such as a river or stream flowing out from a valley.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Debouchverb

    to march out from a wood, defile, or other confined spot, into open ground; to issue

  2. Etymology: [F. dboucher; pref. d- (L. dis- or de) + boucher to stop up, fr. bouche mouth, fr. L. bucca the cheek. Cf. Disembogue.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Debouch

    de-bōōsh′, v.i. to march out from a narrow pass or confined place.—ns. Debouch′ment, the act of debouching; Debouchure′, the mouth of a river or strait. [Fr. déboucherde, from, bouche, the mouth—L. bucca, the cheek.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. debouch

    A military term, signifying to march out from a wood, defile, or other confined place into open ground; also an outlet or available issue by which an army can march out.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of debouch in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of debouch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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