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charrette

or cha·rette

[shuh-ret]
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noun
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for charrette

Historical Examples

  • Yet, so far as the Charrette goes, this is scarcely to be laid to his blame.

    The Legend of Sir Lancelot du Lac

    Jessie L. Weston

  • Our baggage was piled upon the charrette, at last, to be taken to the boat.

    Pencillings by the Way

    N. Parker Willis

  • I suggested that they must have gone on in the omnibus or taken a charrette, and so have passed us unperceived.

    In the Days of My Youth

    Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards

  • The Charrette opens at Carlion, which it, however, apparently confuses with Camelot.

  • In the foreground is a deep sandy road with the charrette labouring through it.