chalet

noun cha·let \ sha-ˈlā , ˈsha-(ˌ)lā \
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of chalet

1 :a remote herdsman's hut in the Alps
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

chalet Synonyms

Synonyms
bach [New Zealand], cabin, camp, cottage, lodge
Related Words
dacha, summerhouse; bungalow, cot; hut, shack, shanty

CHALET Defined for English Language Learners

chalet

noun

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

noun cha·let \ sha-ˈlā \

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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