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Definizione monolingua bout




  1. third-person singular indicative present of bouillir

bout (plural bouts)

  1. A period of something, usually painful or unpleasant
    a bout of drought.
  2. (boxing) A boxing match.
  3. (fencing) An assault (a fencing encounter) at which the score is kept.
  4. A fighting competition.
    • 1883, Howard Pyle, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Chapter V
      Then they had bouts of wrestling and of cudgel play, so that every day they gained in skill and strength.
  5. (music) A bulge or widening in a musical instrument, such as either of the two characteristic bulges of a guitar.
  6. (dated) The going and returning of a plough, or other implement used to mark the ground and create a headland, across a field.
    • 1809, A Letter to Sir John Sinclair [...] containing a Statement of the System under which a considerable Farm is profitably managed in Hertfordshire. Given at the request of the Board. By Thomas Greg, Esq., published in The Farmers Magazine, page 395:
      The outside bout of each land is ploughed two inches deeper, and from thence the water runs into cross furrows, which are dug with a spade [...] I have an instrument of great power, called a scarifier, for this purpose. It is drawn by four horses, and completely prepares the land for the seed at each bout.
    • 1922, An Ingenious One-Way Agrimotor, published in The Commercial Motor, volume 34, published by Temple Press, page 32:
      It is in this manner that the ploughs are reversed at the termination of each bout of the field.
    • 1976, Claude Culpin, Farm Machinery, page 60:
      The last two rounds must be ploughed shallower, and on the last bout the strip left should be one furrow width for a two-furrow plough, two for a three-furrow, and so on. [...]


  1. (colloquial) about
    theyre talking bout you!

Definizione italiano>inglese bout


Altri significati:

Traduzione 'veloce'

accesso |attacco |gara |incontro |partita |prova |

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