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charette

noun cha·rette \shəˈret\
variants: or

charrette

\shəˈret\

Definition of charette

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of charette

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


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charette

intransitive verb cha·rette \"\
variants: or

charrette

\"\

Definition of charette

charetted

or

charretted

;

charetted

or

charretted

;

charetting

or

charretting

;

charettes

or

charrettes

  1. :  to exert oneself in a charette

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