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[shuh-ret] /ʃəˈrɛt/


or charette

[shuh-ret] /ʃəˈrɛt/
a final, intensive effort to finish a project, especially an architectural design project, before a deadline.
Origin of charrette
1965-70; < French: cart, Old French, equivalent to char chariot, wagon (see car1) + -ette -ette, from the idea of speed of wheels Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • charette and his officers disappeared, beneath the hoofs of the cavalry.

  • In the last year of the war Boone's favourite grandson was killed at charette.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • Nothing worse can happen to them than to be killed like Lescure, or shot like charette.

    The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre
  • The name of one is not published; they say he was an ex-chief of Staff to charette.

  • Of these, all, except the charette, deal with what may be called outliers of the Arthurian story.

  • Graceful and polite as all the voyageurs were, Charle' charette was the prince of them with his big sweet presence as he bent.

    The Black Feather Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • But Miler kept walking on before the charette, acting up to his character of guide in the most thorough manner.

  • Everybody was cheered, from charette and his Zouaves to Montebello and his staff.

    Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life

    Mary Alsop King Waddington
  • charette, the Vendean leader, retaliated by a holocaust of two thousand republican prisoners whom he had taken.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • charette, on his side, moved his force up within cannon shot of the bridge.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
Word Origin and History for charette

also charrette, c.1400, "a chariot, a cart," from Old French charrete "wagon, small cart" (12c.), diminutive of charre (see car). Meaning "collaborative session" is by 1982.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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