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charrette

or charette

[shuh-ret] /ʃəˈrɛt/
noun
1.
a final, intensive effort to finish a project, especially an architectural design project, before a deadline.
Origin of charrette
1965-1970
1965-70; < French: cart, Old French, equivalent to char chariot, wagon (see car1) + -ette -ette, from the idea of speed of wheels
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