Pronunciation: (bä'hoot, -hOOt; bu-hoot', -hOOt'; Fr. ba y'), [key]
—pl. ba•hutsPronunciation: (bä'hoots, -hOOts; bu-hoots', -hOOts'; Fr. ba y'). [key]
1. a medieval French chest for household goods, originally small and portable.
2. a dwarf parapet or attic wall, esp. one carrying the wall plates of a church roof.
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