Definitions for debouch
dɪˈbaʊtʃ; esp. for 2 -ˈbuʃde·bouch
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debouch, march outverb
march out (as from a defile) into open ground
"The regiments debouched from the valley"
pass out or emerge; especially of rivers
"The tributary debouched into the big river"
A narrow outlet from which a body of water pours.
A fortress at the end of a defile.
To pour forth from a narrow opening. To emerge from a narrow place like a defile into open country or a wider space.
Etymology: déboucher (de + bouche), modelled on Italian sboccare.
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.
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.
to march out from a wood, defile, or other confined spot, into open ground; to issue
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
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. déboucher—de, from, bouche, the mouth—L. bucca, the cheek.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
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.
The numerical value of debouch in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of debouch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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