chevalet

[ shev-uh-ley, shuh-val-ey ]
/ ˌʃɛv əˈleɪ, ʃəˈvæl eɪ /

noun

the bridge on a stringed musical instrument, as a violin.

Origin of chevalet

1800–10; < French: more generally, any wooden frame for holding or supporting something, equivalent to cheval horse (< Latin caballus) + -et -et; compare parallel sense of horse
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