from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The bridge of a stringed instrument.
from The 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.