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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.]
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cheval glass

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

A long mirror mounted on swivels in a frame.
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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

[ʃəˈvælglɑːs] Npsique f
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cheval glass

nStandspiegel m(zum Kippen)
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