normal school

  1. (formerly) a school offering a two-year course and certification to high school graduates preparing to be teachers, especially elementary-school teachers.

Origin of normal school

First recorded in 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for Normal School

Normal School

  1. (in France, and formerly England, the US, and Canada) a school or institution for training teachers

Origin of Normal School

C19: from French École Normale: the first French school so named was intended as a model for similar institutions

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