abat-vent etymology

French word abat-vent comes from French abattre, French vent

Detailed word origin of abat-vent

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
abattre French (fra) (pronominal) to descend upon with violence or furor. (pronominal, of lightning) to strike. (reflexive) to fall down, especially of tall things, such as trees. To butcher; to slaughter for meat. To cut down (a tree). To destroy or demolish (a wall). To shoot dead.
vent French (fra) (euphemistic) A flatulence.. (uncountable) Empty words, hot air.. Atmospheric wind.
abat-vent French (fra) (agriculture) wind screen. Chimney cowl. Louver boarding (of window, opening), abat-vent.

Words with the same origin as abat-vent

Descendants of abattre
abat-jour abat-voix abatis abattable abattage abattant abattement abatteur abattis abattoir
Descendants of vent