première partie

[ pri-meer pahr-tee, -myair; French pruh-myer par-tee ]
/ prɪˈmɪər pɑrˈti, -ˈmyɛər; French prə myɛr parˈti /

noun Furniture.

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

Origin of première partie

< French: literally, the first part Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019