Definition of chalet
1 : a remote herdsman's hut in the Alps
2a : a Swiss dwelling with unconcealed structural members and a wide overhang at the front and sidesb : a cottage or house in chalet style
Examples of chalet in a Sentence
We stayed overnight at a ski chalet.
a mountain chalet for weekend getaways
Recent Examples of chalet from the Web
W Goa The brand’s first hotel in India, situated on Vagator Beach, draws on the area’s mystical, offbeat vibes in its 160 guest rooms, villas, and chalets.
A source close to the case who asked not to be named said the two couples, the Kravitzes and Wein with Howland, used to be besties and even spent time together at the Kravitzes’ chalet in Aspen, Colorado.
But another door is opening, says owner Rick Semersky, who purchased the Eastern European restaurant in the chalet-like building in 2014.
The private sanctuary, on 3,460 acres, has an elegant lodge, six individual chalets, a pool and a restaurant.
Her gingerbread houses often resembled ski chalets or mansions with fine detail, and they had been displayed at foreign embassies.
Stay in one of the 18 original themed chalets, each of which feels like its own destination.
Sutherland remade the rustic wood building into a chalet, with skis laid across rafters overhead, and cowbells and cuckoo clocks adorning the walls.
The French chalet-style house with a spiral staircase, still under construction on 194.48 acres, has four bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths and 6,600 square feet ($530 a square foot) plus outdoor living areas.
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Origin and Etymology of chalet
First Known Use: 1782See Words from the same year
CHALET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chalet for English Language Learners
: a type of house that has a steep roof that extends past the walls
: a small house often in a group of similar houses where people go for vacations
CHALET Defined for Kids
Definition of chalet for Students
1 : a Swiss dwelling with a steep roof that sticks far out past the walls
2 : a cottage or house built to look like a Swiss chalet
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