Trocar

Tro"car

(?), n. [F. trocart (or trois-quarts, i. e., three quarters); trois three (L. tres) + carre the side of a sword blade; -- so called from its triangular point.] (Surg.) A stylet, usually with a triangular point, used for exploring tissues or for inserting drainage tubes, as in dropsy.
[Written also trochar.]

[1913 Webster]

Tro"cha

(?), n. [Sp., bypath, crossroad.] (Mil.) A line of fortifications, usually rough, constructed to prevent the passage of an enemy across a region. [Sp. Amer.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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