The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cunette \Cu*nette"\ (k[-u]*n[e^]t"), n. [F.] (Fort.) A drain trench, in a ditch or moat; -- called also cuvette.
n. A trench dug in a moat to allow for drainage, or as an extra obstacle for attackers.
Usage examples of "cunette".
A certain good dram-shop keeper of Pantin des Vertus or la Cunette, whose "establishment" had been closed by the riots, became leonine at the sight of his deserted dance-hall, and got himself killed to preserve the order represented by a tea-garden.
The three absorbing wells, of the Combat, the Cunette, and Saint-Mande, with their discharging mouths, their apparatus, their cesspools, and their depuratory branches, only date from 1836.
The three absorbing wells of the Combat, the Cunette, and Saint Mandé, with their discharging mouths, their apparatus, their pits, and their depuratory branches, date only from 1836.
Many a good wineshopkeeper of Pantin, of the Vertus or of La Cunette, whose "establishment" was without custom in consequence of the émeute, became leonine on seeing his dancing-hall deserted, and died to preserve order represented by the tavern.