noun \pē-ˌā-də-ˈter, -ˌā-dä-; ˌpyā-dä-\
plural pieds–à–terre \same\

Definition of PIED-À-TERRE

:  a temporary or second lodging

Origin of PIED-À-TERRE

French, literally, foot to the ground
First Known Use: 1829


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