cheval mirror

cheval mirror
noun (C) a long mirror in a frame which stands upright without being fixed to a wall

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • cheval mirror — /ʃəvæl ˈmɪrə/ (say shuhval miruh) noun a full length mirror mounted so as to swing in a frame. Also, cheval glass. {French cheval support, horse} …  

  • cheval glass — [ʃə val] (also cheval mirror) noun a tall mirror fitted at its middle to an upright frame so that it can be tilted. Origin C19: cheval from Fr., in the sense frame …   English new terms dictionary

  • cheval glass — /ʃəvæl ˈglas/ (say shuhval glahs) noun → cheval mirror …  

  • mirror — [n] glass that reflects image cheval glass, gaper, hand glass, imager, looking glass, pier glass, polished metal, reflector, seeing glass, speculum; concepts 443,470 mirror [v] copy, reflect act like, depict, double, echo, embody, emulate,… …   New thesaurus

  • Cheval — Che*val , n.; pl. {Chevaux}. [F. See {Cavalcade}.] A horse; hence, a support or frame. [1913 Webster] {Cheval glass}, a mirror swinging in a frame, and large enough to reflect the full length figure. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cheval glass — Cheval Che*val , n.; pl. {Chevaux}. [F. See {Cavalcade}.] A horse; hence, a support or frame. [1913 Webster] {Cheval glass}, a mirror swinging in a frame, and large enough to reflect the full length figure. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cheval glass — [shə val′] n. [Fr cheval, horse, hence frame (see SAWHORSE) + GLASS] a full length mirror mounted on swivels in a frame …   English World dictionary

  • Cheval au Moyen Âge — Image du XVe siècle représentant Charlemagne avec un cheval de type médiéval. Article principal : Cheval. Le cheval au Moyen Âge …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cheval glass — /sheuh val / a full length mirror mounted so that it can be tilted in a frame. [1830 40; < F cheval horse, supporting framework (see CHEVALET)] * * * ▪ mirror also called  horse dressing glass  or  psyche        tall dressing mirror, suspended… …   Universalium

  • mirror — mirrorlike, adj. /mir euhr/, n. 1. a reflecting surface, originally of polished metal but now usually of glass with a silvery, metallic, or amalgam backing. 2. such a surface set into a frame, attached to a handle, etc., for use in viewing… …   Universalium

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