Fourchette

Four`chette"

(fr`sht"), n. [F., dim. of fourche. See Fork.] 1. A table fork.
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2. (Anat.) (a) A small fold of membrane, connecting the labia in the posterior part of the vulva. (b) The wishbone or furculum of birds. (c) The frog of the hoof of the horse and allied animals.
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3. (Surg.) An instrument used to raise and support the tongue during the cutting of the frnum.
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4. (Glove Making) The forked piece between two adjacent fingers, to which the front and back portions are sewed. Knight.
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5. (Card Playing) The combination of the card immediately above and the one immediately below a given card.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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