variants: or charrette \ shəˈret \
plural -s

Definition of charette

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the intense final effort made by architectural students to complete their solutions to a given architectural problem in an allotted time or the period in which such an effort is made
variants: or charrette \ " \
charetted or charretted; charetted or charretted; charetting or charretting; charettes or charrettes

Definition of charette (Entry 2 of 2)

: to exert oneself in a charette

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for charette


French charrette cart (used to transport drawings), from Old French, cart, from char wheeled vehicle + -ette

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about charette

Statistics for charette

Look-up Popularity

Comments on charette

What made you want to look up charette? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


marked by fawning attentiveness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!