noun, plural cha·lets [sha-leyz, shal-eyz; French shah-le] /ʃæˈleɪz, ˈʃæl eɪz; French ʃɑˈlɛ/.
Origin of chalet
Examples from the Web for chalet
One lady claimed she had a “magical connection” to Harry after a video of Blondie played in a Swiss chalet she was staying in.The Cult of Blondie: Debbie Harry’s Very Special New York Picture Show|Tim Teeman|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Walking past a chalet on the way home, I heard the moaning of people humping.
It is, in part, that authorities could have discreetly arrested Polanski at the chalet he owns in Gstaad.
Materials were sent from England by Mr. Walton, and the chalet built as described above.Lines in Pleasant Places|William Senior
We visited two which were real chefs d'oeuvres of architectural design—one a Swiss chalet, the other Mooresque in design.A Summer's Outing|Carter H. Harrison
We reached a chalet, and at our request a smart young Senner caught up a pail, and soon returned with it full of delicious milk.Hours of Exercise in the Alps|John Tyndall
Opposite the chalet on the island they found the ferry-boat moored to the landing.A Mummer's Tale|Anatole France
He led the way out of the chalet, where they met the furtive-looking man they had seen overnight.The Crystal Hunters|George Manville Fenn
Word Origin for chalet
1782, from Swiss-French chalet "herdsman's hut, Alpine cottage," probably a diminutive of Old French chasel "farmhouse, house, abode, hut," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *casalis "belonging to a house," from Latin casa "house;" or from Old Provençal cala "small shelter for ships," from a pre-Latin language [Barnhart].