chalet

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noun cha·let \sha-ˈlā, ˈsha-(ˌ)lā\

Definition of chalet

  1. 1 :  a remote herdsman's hut in the Alps

  2. 2 a :  a Swiss dwelling with unconcealed structural members and a wide overhang at the front and sides b :  a cottage or house in chalet style

Examples of chalet in a sentence

  1. We stayed overnight at a ski chalet.

  2. <a mountain chalet for weekend getaways>

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Origin and Etymology of chalet

French


First Known Use: 1782


CHALET Defined for English Language Learners

chalet

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noun cha·let \sha-ˈlā, ˈsha-(ˌ)lā\

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

chalet

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noun cha·let \sha-ˈlā\

Definition of chalet for Students

  1. 1 :  a Swiss dwelling with a steep roof that sticks far out past the walls

  2. 2 :  a cottage or house built to look like a Swiss chalet



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