1. A long narrow loaf of French bread.
a. A gem cut in the form of a narrow rectangle.
b. The form of such a gem.
3. Architecture A narrow convex molding.
4. A shallow rectangular handbag.
[French, rod, fromItalianbacchetta, diminutive ofbacchio, rod, fromLatinbaculum, stick; see bak- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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