espagnolette

noun es·pa·gno·lette \(ˌ)e¦spanyə¦let, ə̇¦s-\

Definition of espagnolette

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a fastening for a French door or casement window consisting of a long rod with hooks at the top and bottom of the sash both of which are turned by a single handle to hook around fixed pins in the window frame

  2. 2 :  a small metal dome with a nipple used as an ornament (as on the top of a cabinet post) in French 18th century furniture making

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Origin and Etymology of espagnolette

French, from Provençal espagnouleto, diminutive of Old Provençal espanhol Spanish, Spaniard, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin Hispaniolus, from Latin Hispania Spain + -olus -ole


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