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a. The mistress of a castle.
b. The mistress of a large, fashionable household.
2. A clasp or chain worn at the waist for holding keys, a purse, a watch, or other small household items.
[French châtelaine, feminine of châtelain, chatelain, from Old French chastelain; see chatelain.]
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chatelaine(ˈʃætəˌleɪn; French ʃɑtlɛn)
1. (esp formerly) the mistress of a castle or fashionable household
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a chain or clasp worn at the waist by women in the 16th to the 19th centuries, with handkerchief, keys, etc, attached
3. (Jewellery) a decorative pendant worn on the lapel
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the mistress of a castle or of a large and elegant household.
2. a hooklike clasp with chains for suspending small objects, as keys worn at the waist by women esp. in the 18th and 19th centuries.
[1835–45; < French châtelaine. See chatelain]
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chatelaine- The lady or mistress of a household.
See also related terms for lady.
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|Noun||1.||chatelaine - the mistress of a chateau or large country house|
mistress - a woman master who directs the work of others
|2.||chatelaine - a chain formerly worn at the waist by women; for carrying a purse or bunch of keys etc.|
chain - a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
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chatelaine[ˈʃætəleɪn] n → châtelaine f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(of castle, = housekeeper) → Schlossverwalterin f; (= owner) → Schlossherrin f
(old) Gürtel, an dem ein Schlüsselbund getragen wird
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