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Meaning of OUBLIETTE

Pronunciation:  `ooblee'et

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a dungeon with the only entrance or exit being a trap door in the ceiling
 

OUBLIETTE is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 See Also: dungeon

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ou`bli`ette"\, n. [F., fr. oublier to forget, fr.
(assumed) LL. oblitare, L. oblivisci, p. p. oblitus.]
A dungeon with an opening only at the top, found in some old
castles and other strongholds, into which persons condemned
to perpetual imprisonment, or to perish secretly, were
thrust, or lured to fall.

      Sudden in the sun An oubliette winks. Where is he?
      Gone.                                    --Mrs.
                                               Browning.

 

 

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