chevrette

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French, diminutive of chèvre goat, from Latin capra. Compare chevron.

Noun[edit]

chevrette (plural chevrettes)

  1. (military, historical) A machine for raising guns or mortar into their carriages.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for chevrette in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From chèvre +‎ -ette.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chevrette f (plural chevrettes)

  1. kid (young goat)
  2. doe
  3. (Louisiana, Cajun French) shrimp

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