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chevalet

[shev-uh-ley, shuh-val-ey] /ˌʃɛv əˈleɪ, ʃəˈvæl eɪ/
noun
1.
the bridge on a stringed musical instrument, as a violin.
Origin of chevalet
1800-1810
1800-10; < French: more generally, any wooden frame for holding or supporting something, equivalent to cheval horse (< Latin caballus) + -et -et; compare parallel sense of horse
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