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or cellarette

[sel-uh-ret] /ˌsɛl əˈrɛt/
a compartment, cabinet, or stand fitted for wine bottles.
Origin of cellaret
1800-10; cellar + -et Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I went to the cellaret and brought him some wine, of which he drank off a tumbler eagerly.

    Jacob Faithful Captain Frederick Marryat
  • He went to a cellaret and got out a decanter and goblet, pouring himself a drink.

    Time Crime H. Beam Piper
  • Uncle Shadrach brought the bottle of Burgundy from the cellaret and placed it upon the table.

    The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow
  • He tried the cellaret, which was as often open as locked, but now unfortunately it was closed.

    Castle Richmond Anthony Trollope
  • He spun around from the cellaret and was halfway to his feet when Hyrst hit him.

    The Legion of Lazarus Edmond Hamilton
  • Instantly a panel moved back and disclosed a cellaret built into the wall.

    Girl Scouts in the Rockies Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • But there was nothing in it; his father only wanted the key of the cellaret.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • She was instantly opening the cellaret, seeking among the bottles, and asking questions all the time.

    The Young Step-Mother Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Adam was one of the first to assemble the pieces that later grew into the sideboard—a table, two pedestals, and a cellaret.

  • He helped himself to an extra glass of sherry before he put away the wine in the cellaret.

    The Wonderful Visit Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for cellaret


a case, cabinet, or sideboard with compartments for holding wine bottles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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