[ ih-span-yuh-let, ih-span-yuh-let ]
/ ɪˈspæn yəˌlɛt, ɪˌspæn yəˈlɛt /


(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.

Words nearby espagnolette

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