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chevalet

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

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

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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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