parquet

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parquet (plural parquets)

  1. A wooden floor made of parquetry.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 1/1/3, “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      That large room had always awed Ivor: even as a child he had never wanted to play in it, for all that it was so limitless, the parquet floor so vast and shiny and unencumbered, the windows so wide and light with the fairy expanse of Kensington Gardens.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, The China Governess[2]:
      The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, […].
  2. The part of a theatre between the orchestra and the parquet circle.

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parquet (third-person singular simple present parquets, present participle parqueting, simple past and past participle parqueted)

  1. (transitive) To lay or fit such a floor.

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parquet m (plural parquets)

  1. parquet (floor)
  2. (law, with definite article) the prosecution

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French

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parquet m (invariable)

  1. parquet (wooden flooring)
  2. basketball court
  3. floor of the stock exchange