cheval glass
noun Etymology: French cheval horse, support Date: 1828 a full-length mirror in a frame in which it may be tilted

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  • cheval glass — [shə val′] n. [Fr cheval, horse, hence frame (see SAWHORSE) + GLASS] a full length mirror mounted on swivels in a frame …   English World dictionary

  • Cheval glass — Cheval Che*val , n.; pl. {Chevaux}. [F. See {Cavalcade}.] A horse; hence, a support or frame. [1913 Webster] {Cheval glass}, a mirror swinging in a frame, and large enough to reflect the full length figure. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cheval glass — /sheuh val / a full length mirror mounted so that it can be tilted in a frame. [1830 40; < F cheval horse, supporting framework (see CHEVALET)] * * * ▪ mirror also called  horse dressing glass  or  psyche        tall dressing mirror, suspended… …   Universalium

  • cheval glass — UK [ʃəˈvæl ˌɡlɑːs] / US [ʃəˈvæl ˌɡlæs] noun [countable] Word forms cheval glass : singular cheval glass plural cheval glasses a long mirror fixed to a frame that stands on the floor …   English dictionary

  • cheval glass — noun A long mirror, mounted on a swivel in a frame, allowing it to be tilted. Next to the cheval glass, Kit noticed a pale dressing gown, of all but insubstantial chiffon …   Wiktionary

  • cheval glass — che•val′ glass [[t]ʃəˈvæl[/t]] n. fur a full length mirror mounted so that it can be tilted in a frame • Etymology: 1830–40; < F cheval supporting framework, lit., horse (< Lcaballus) …   From formal English to slang

  • cheval glass — [ʃə val] (also cheval mirror) noun a tall mirror fitted at its middle to an upright frame so that it can be tilted. Origin C19: cheval from Fr., in the sense frame …   English new terms dictionary

  • cheval glass — /ʃəvæl ˈglas/ (say shuhval glahs) noun → cheval mirror …   Australian English dictionary

  • cheval-glass — n. a tall mirror swung on an upright frame. Etymology: F cheval horse, frame …   Useful english dictionary

  • cheval glass — che|val glass [ ʃə væl ,glæs ] noun count a long mirror attached to a frame that stands on the floor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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