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pneumatique

pneumatique

English

Noun

pneumatique (plural pneumatiques)

  1. (historical) The pneumatic postal system in Paris (abolished 1984), or a letter sent by this system.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 412:
      Thus were great love-letters born – they would be sent by pneumatique and a helmeted motor cyclist would deliver them, like Mercury himself, within the hour.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pnø.ma.tik/

Adjective

pneumatique m, f (plural pneumatiques)

  1. pneumatic

Noun

pneumatique m (plural pneumatiques)

  1. (rare) tyre (wheel covering)

Synonyms

  • (tyre): pneu (much more common)