American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The bridge of a stringed instrument.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bridge of a violin, pianoforte, or other stringed instrument.
- n. In glass manufacturing, a grooved bench for holding cylinders of broad glass before they are spread out.
- French, from diminutive of cheval, horse, from Latin caballus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Upon a wooden rest or chevalet the cylinder was now laid and detached from the pipe by placing a bit of cold steel against the part of the glass that still clung to the blow-pipe.”
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