- a final, intensive effort to finish a project, especially an architectural design project, before a deadline.
Origin of charrette
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Examples from the Web for charette
Charette and his officers disappeared, beneath the hoofs of the cavalry.The Young Franc Tireurs
G. A. Henty
In the last year of the war Boone's favourite grandson was killed at Charette.The Conquest
Eva Emery Dye
Nothing worse can happen to them than to be killed like Lescure, or shot like Charette.The Companions of Jehu
Alexandre Dumas, pre
The name of one is not published; they say he was an ex-chief of Staff to Charette.The House of the Combrays
G. le Notre
Of these, all, except the Charette, deal with what may be called outliers of the Arthurian story.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1
Word Origin and History for charette
also charrette, c.1400, "a chariot, a cart," from Old French charrete "wagon, small cart" (12c.), diminutive of charre (see car). Meaning "collaborative session" is by 1982.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper