Word of the Week…en français
la gratte /ɡʁat/ feminine noun
‘Snowplow’ in Canadian French common usage. The official Québécois term for a snowplow is le chasse-neige (also used in France.) Another term for the snowplow in Canadian French is la charrue. In France, une gratte is a common word for guitar. See Wikitonary, Wikebec, La Grand Dictionaire de la Office québécoise de la langue française, and OffQc Quebec French Guide.