cheval-glass

cheval glass

[shuh-val]
noun
a full-length mirror mounted so that it can be tilted in a frame.

Origin:
1830–40; < French cheval horse, supporting framework (see chevalet)

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cheval glass (ʃəˈvæl)
 
n
a full-length mirror mounted so as to swivel within a frame
 
[C19: from French cheval support (literally: horse)]

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