oeil-de-boeuf


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oeil-de-boeuf

(œjdəbœf)
n, pl oeils-de-boeuf (œjdəbœf)
(Architecture) a circular window, esp in 17th- and 18th-century French architecture
[literally: bull's eye]
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oeil-de-boeuf

(Fr. ˌœ yə dəˈbœf)

n., pl. oeils-de-boeuf (Fr. ˌœ yə dəˈbœf)
a comparatively small round or oval window, as in a frieze.
[< French: literally, bull's eye]
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