[ih-span-yuh-let, ih-span-yuh-let]


(on a French window or the like) one of a pair of rods, controlled by a knob mechanism, having hooked ends that engage catches in the head and sill of the frame.
Furniture. a feature, often a bronze mount, set at the top of a leg and having the form of a female breast.

Nearby words

  1. esotropia,
  2. esp,
  3. esp.,
  4. espadrille,
  5. espagnole,
  6. espalier,
  7. espartero,
  8. esparto,
  9. españa,
  10. español

Origin of espagnolette

1865–70; < French < Provençal espagnouleto, diminutive of espanhol Spanish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for espagnolette

  • The knots in the handkerchiefs used to tie him to the espagnolette were both complicated and tightly made.

    She Stands Accused|Victor MacClure