- a residence, as an apartment, for part-time or temporary use.
Origin of pied-à-terre
Related Words for pied-a-terreapartment, shelter, motel, hotel, resort, inn, lodge, hostel, building, box, dwelling, residence, shack, condominium, mansion, home, condo, abode, room, palace
Examples from the Web for pied-a-terre
Historical Examples of pied-a-terre
Indeed, Dr. Lyschinski's was hardly more than a pied-a-terre for him: he never stayed long, and generally came unexpectedly.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician
Blakeney had more than one pied-a-terre in Paris, and never stayed longer than two or three days in any of these.El Dorado
- a flat, house, or other lodging for secondary or occasional use