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

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History and Etymology for charette


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

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“Charette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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