- street level; ground floor.
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Examples from the Web for rez-de-chaussee
A simple hard-pounded clay floor served the humble householder for his rez-de-chaussee.Castles and Chateaux of Old Burgundy
The rez-de-chaussee was quickly in a blaze, the smoke poured in dense black volumes from the wounds in the front and roof.
A villa, with green shutters, was occupied by their sharpshooters, who fired from the half-open windows of the rez-de-chaussee.