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trompe (trɑmp Pronunciation for )

Definitions

noun

  1. an apparatus formerly used for producing a blast, as in a blast furnace, by means of water falling through a tube and sucking in air which is diverted to the furnace

Word Origin

Fr, lit., trumpet

Example Sentences Including 'trompe'

I'm restoring the trompe l'oeil, making it look like rosewood with a mahogany inlay.
Katherine Mosb THE SEASON OF LILLIAN DAWES (2002)

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