cheval glass



a full-length mirror mounted so that it can be tilted in a frame.

Origin of cheval glass

1830–40; < French cheval horse, supporting framework (see chevalet) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for cheval glass

speculum, reflector, gaper, imager

Examples from the Web for cheval glass

Historical Examples of cheval glass

  • He was thinking of what the cheval-glass in that little room must have seen.

    The Imitator

    Percival Pollard

  • I have lit the candles, and am looking at myself in the cheval-glass.


    Rhoda Broughton

  • It was not until six weeks later that, standing before the cheval-glass, she noticed how very well she looked in black.

  • Elaborate toilet-table, R., with chair; a cheval-glass so arranged as to correspond with glass on table.

  • She glanced satisfiedly at her own magnificent reflection in the cheval-glass opposite.

    Daisy Brooks

    Laura Jean Libbey

British Dictionary definitions for cheval glass

cheval glass


a full-length mirror mounted so as to swivel within a frame

Word Origin for cheval glass

C19: from French cheval support (literally: horse)
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