petits chevaux

noun plural but singular in construction
pe·​tits che·​vaux | \ pəˈtēshəˈvō \

Definition of petits chevaux

: a gambling machine on which eight toy horses are spun on a circular track and bets are made on which horse will reach the finish line first

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History and Etymology for petits chevaux

French, literally, small horses

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“Petits chevaux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petits%20chevaux. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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