fourchette [foo r-shet] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- Anatomy. the fold of skin that forms the posterior margin of the vulva.
- Ornithology. furcula; wishbone.
- Zoology. the frog of an animal’s foot.
- a strip of leather or fabric joining the front and back sections of a glove finger.
- Chiefly Bridge. a tenace.
Origin of fourchette 1745–55; French, diminutive of fourche; see, Examples from the Web for fourchette Historical Examples of fourchette
We had wintered up on the Fourchette, and the Assinaboines had raised our cache.
You still have in your hand what is vulgarly called the “fourchette,” or alternate cards, to win the game with.
Notice that two of the fingers have only one fourchette, while the others have two fourchettes each.
Eva March Tappan
British Dictionary definitions for fourchette fourchette noun
- anatomy the bandlike fold of skin, about one inch from the anus, forming the posterior margin of the vulva
- a less common name for ,
Word Origin for fourchette C18: from French: a little fork, from Old French forche , from Latin furca fork fourchette in Medicine fourchette [fur-shĕt′] n.
- frenulum of pudendal lips