American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A long mirror mounted on swivels in a frame.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A looking-glass mounted so as to swing in a frame, which may move on wheels or rollers, and large enough to reflect the whole figure.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a mirror swinging in a frame, and large enough to reflect the full length figure.
- n. a full length mirror mounted in a frame in which it can be tilted
- From French cheval, support, horse; see chevalet. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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