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noun, plural cha·tons [sha-tawn] /ʃaˈtɔ̃/.
  1. Also called chaton foil. an imitation gem of paste that has its pavilion backed with metal foil or silver to reflect light.
  2. a bezel in a ring.
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Origin of chaton

1570–80; < French, Old French chastun gem setting < Germanic; compare Old High German kasto container
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Historical Examples

  • Chaton went up to a little peasant who was standing in the crowd.

    Beasts &amp; Men

    Jean de Bosschre

  • Chaton, Chaton,” cried the rabbit, “why are you running so quickly?

    Beasts &amp; Men

    Jean de Bosschre

  • From its box-like shape this part of the ring is also called the chaton.


    H. Clifford Smith,

  • The chaton of another gold ring, found on the same spot, is covered with similar animal heads.

  • I began to run, in order to overtake them along the Seine, which they had to follow in order to reach the station of Chaton.