echelette

noun
eche·​lette | \ ¦eshə¦let, ¦āsh- \
plural -s

Definition of echelette

: a reflection grating made by ruling parallel V-shaped grooves in a polished metal plate so that light is reflected from the corresponding faces of successive grooves

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History and Etymology for echelette

French échelette small rack, from Middle French eschelette small ladder, from eschele, eschiele ladder + -ette

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“Echelette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/echelette. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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