Meaning of “French loaf” in the English Dictionary

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"French loaf" in British English

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French loafnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfrentʃ ˈləʊf/ us /ˌfrentʃ ˈloʊf/ UK

Examples from literature

  • Now turn out on moulding board and shape like a long French loaf, and with scissors or French knife cut into pieces the size of a large egg. 
  • The mother and daughter arose, got their breakfast in the kitchen, and sat long over it, sharing the papers, the hot coffee, the cream, and dividing evenly the little French loaf. 
  • These bears, walking decorously on their hind legs, are figured as carrying bread to the hungry saint: one holds a long French loaf of a familiar pattern, and the other a breakfast roll! 

(Definition of “French loaf” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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