buhl

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/buːl/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(bo̅o̅l)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
buhl  (bo̅o̅l),USA pronunciation n. (often cap.)
  1. Furnitureelaborate inlaid work of woods, metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, etc.
Also,  boule, boulle. Also called  buhl•work  (bo̅o̅l),USA pronunciation  boulework, boullework. 
  • from Germanized form of French boulle or boule, named after A. C. Boulle or Boule (1642–1732), French cabinetmaker 1815–25

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
buhl /buːl/ adj , n
  1. the usual US spelling of boulle
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
boulle  (bo̅o̅l),USA pronunciation n. (often cap.) [Furniture.]
    buhl. Also called  boulle•work  (bo̅o̅l),USA pronunciation 
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
boulle, boule, buhl /buːl/ adj
  1. denoting or relating to a type of marquetry of patterned inlays of brass and tortoiseshell, occasionally with other metals such as pewter, much used on French furniture from the 17th century
n
  1. Also called: boullework something ornamented with such marquetry
Etymology: 18th Century: named after André Charles Boulle (1642–1732), French cabinet-maker
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