Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A machine for raising guns or mortar into their carriages.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A machine for raising guns or mortar into their carriages.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine used for raising guns or mortars upon their carriages.

Etymologies

French, diminutive of chèvre goat, from Latin capra. Compare chevron. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We have the chevrette cheeses which are made with goat’s milk combined with one-third cow’s milk; when they are properly finished they are very good.

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