cheval glass

noun
che·​val glass | \ shə-ˈval- How to pronounce cheval glass (audio) \

Definition of cheval glass

: a full-length mirror in a frame in which it may be tilted

First Known Use of cheval glass

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cheval glass

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

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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 9 Aug. 2022.

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