première partie

[ pri-meerpahr-tee, -myair; French pruh-myerpar-tee ]

  1. (in buhl) the primary inlay formed, in which the tortoise shell forms the ground for a design cut in brass.

Origin of première partie

<French: literally, the first part

Words Nearby première partie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023