espagnolette

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

noun

(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.

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Origin of espagnolette

1865–70; <French <Provençal espagnouleto, diminutive of espanholSpanish

Words nearby espagnolette

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Example sentences from the Web for espagnolette

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

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