noun, plural chat·e·laines [shat-l-eynz; French shahtuh-len]. /ˈʃæt lˌeɪnz; French ʃɑtəˈlɛn/.
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For the latter purpose it was subsequently supplanted by the chatelaine.
The abbess or prioress occupied a position of responsibility and dignity not unlike that of the chatelaine.Women of Medival France|Pierce Butler
She took from her box a dull silver girdle and chatelaine of antique, carved silver, and a comb for her hair of similar style.Patty's Success|Carolyn Wells
The chatelaine was perhaps the most characteristic of all eighteenth-century ornaments.
The widow's chatelaine was dancing madly in the afternoon sunlight.The Widow|Helen Rowland