a floor composed of short strips or blocks of wood forming a pattern, sometimes with inlays of other woods or other materials.
the part of the main floor of a theater, opera house, etc., that is between the musicians' area and the parterre or rear division or, especially in the U.S., the entire floor space for spectators.
to construct (a floor) of parquetry.
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How to use parquet in a sentence
The water broke through the front door and spilled across the parquet floors.On one street in Germany’s floods: Terror, survival, tragedy and the house that floated away | Loveday Morris, Júlia Ledur | July 23, 2021 | Washington Post
And before he had finished smiling, over the parquet floor behind him there came the light rustle of a dress.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
He made a sweeping gesture, knocking over his liqueur glass; it fell with a crash on the parquet floor.Uncanny Tales | Various
Zollern tapped his cane on the parquet floor, rhythmically, persistently.A German Pompadour | Marie Hay
There was no judge in the parquet who had his reputation for breaking down the resistance of obstinate prisoners.Through the Wall | Cleveland Moffett
Plated parquet consists of selected hard woods firmly fixed on a framed deal backing.
British Dictionary definitions for parquet
a floor covering of pieces of hardwood fitted in a decorative pattern; parquetry
Also called: parquet floor a floor so covered
US the stalls of a theatre
the main part of the Paris Bourse, where officially listed securities are traded: Compare coulisse (def. 3)
(in France) the department of government responsible for the prosecution of crimes
to cover (a floor) with parquet
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