charrette

or cha·rette

[ shuh-ret ]
/ ʃəˈrɛt /

noun

a final, intensive effort to finish a project, especially an architectural design project, before a deadline.

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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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