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cheval glass

[shuh-val]
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noun
  1. a full-length mirror mounted so that it can be tilted in a frame.
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Origin of cheval glass

1830–40; < French cheval horse, supporting framework (see chevalet)
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Historical Examples

  • He was thinking of what the cheval-glass in that little room must have seen.

    The Imitator

    Percival Pollard

  • I have lit the candles, and am looking at myself in the cheval-glass.

    Nancy

    Rhoda Broughton

  • It was not until six weeks later that, standing before the cheval-glass, she noticed how very well she looked in black.

  • Elaborate toilet-table, R., with chair; a cheval-glass so arranged as to correspond with glass on table.

  • She glanced satisfiedly at her own magnificent reflection in the cheval-glass opposite.

    Daisy Brooks

    Laura Jean Libbey


British Dictionary definitions for cheval glass

cheval glass

noun
  1. a full-length mirror mounted so as to swivel within a frame
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Word Origin

C19: from French cheval support (literally: horse)
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