peloton

peloton

[pel-uh-ton, pel-uh-ton; French plaw-tawn]
noun
an ornamental glass made in Bohemia in the late 19th century, usually having a striated overlay of glass filaments in a different color.
Also called peloton glass.


Origin:
1710–20; < French: literally, ball, ball of string, equivalent to pelote ball (see pellet) + -on diminutive suffix

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peloton (ˈpɛləˌtɒn)
 
n
cycle racing the main field of riders in a road race
 
[C20: French, literally: pack]

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Main Entry:  peloton1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a small ball or pellet
Etymology:  French 'small pellet'
Main Entry:  peloton2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a small military group; platoon
Etymology:  French 'small pellet'
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