cheval glass

noun

che·​val glass shə-ˈval- How to pronounce cheval glass (audio)
: a full-length mirror in a frame in which it may be tilted

Word History

Etymology

French cheval "horse," apparently in derived sense "support," going back to Old French, going back to Latin caballus "work horse, gelding" — more at cavalcade

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cheval glass was in 1828

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“Cheval glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheval%20glass. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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