from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long mirror mounted on swivels in a frame.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A long mirror, mounted on a swivel in a frame, allowing it to be tilted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a mirror swinging in a frame, and large enough to reflect the full length figure.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)


  • Which was what Hayden was still telling himself six hours later as he stood in front of the cheval glass in his bedchamber.

    One Night Of Scandal

  • She surveyed her reflection in the cheval glass that stood in the corner, her generous lips compressed into a stern line.

    One Night Of Scandal


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