charrette

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French charrette, from Middle French charrete, from Old French charrete, from char + -ete (diminutive), from Latin carrus. Sense “work to meet a deadline” from French, probably from architecture students loading their work into a cart (pulled by the youngest member) on the day of an exposition.[1][2]

Noun[edit]

charrette (plural charrettes)

  1. Alternative spelling of charret

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaston Esnault (1966)
  2. ^ charrette” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French charrete, from Old French charrete; from char + -ete. Sense “work to meet a deadline” probably from architecture students loading their work into a cart (pulled by the youngest member) on the day of an exposition.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

charrette f (plural charrettes)

  1. cart
  2. urgent job, vital piece of work

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaston Esnault (1966)
  2. ^ charrette” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French charrete.

Noun[edit]

charrette f (plural charrettes)

  1. cart (wheeled unpowered vehicle)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • charrette on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)