cheval glass


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che·val glass

 (shə-văl′)
n.
A long mirror mounted on swivels in a frame.

[From French cheval, support, horse; see chevalet.]

cheval glass

(ʃəˈvæl)
n
(Furniture) a full-length mirror mounted so as to swivel within a frame
[C19: from French cheval support (literally: horse)]

che•val′ glass`

(ʃəˈvæl)
n.
a full-length mirror mounted so that it can be tilted in a frame.
[1830–40; < French cheval supporting framework, literally, horse (< Latin caballus)]

cheval glass

- A tall mirror swung on an upright frame that takes its name from French cheval, "horse"—a synonym for "supporting framework," which describes this mirror.
See also related terms for mirror.

cheval glass

A long mirror mounted on swivels in a frame.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheval glass - a full length mirror mounted in a frame in which it can be tiltedcheval glass - a full length mirror mounted in a frame in which it can be tilted
mirror - polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
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cheval glass

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cheval glass

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Raggles found herself sleeping in a bed of carved mahogany, with silk curtains, with a prodigious cheval glass opposite to her, and a wardrobe which would contain her, and Raggles, and all the family.
The front room, Heather's office, held a cheval glass, an iBook with cycling baby pictures on the screen, and a drawing of the planet Saturn on a blackboard.
Mavor gives Dickensian lists of objects to be sighted: "an Indian traveling cabinet, a cheval glass, a Gothic-style desk, a small wooden chair with a padded floral-patterned seat, a shell-covered box, a silver goblet, a tambourine, a concertina, a curvaceous vase .