charrette

or cha·rette

[ shuh-ret ]
/ ʃəˈrɛt /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. charpentier, gustave,
  2. charpoy,
  3. charqui,
  4. charr,
  5. charred,
  6. charrière scale,
  7. charro,
  8. charry,
  9. chart,
  10. chart house

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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