Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a locking device normally mounted on a pair French windows or casement window

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fastening for a double casement-window or light double door.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Une espagnolette can be a little spanish female but it also a kind of lock.

    amusette - French Word-A-Day

  • The knots in the handkerchiefs used to tie him to the espagnolette were both complicated and tightly made.

    She Stands Accused

  • /French stick [PAS diminutif de “bague”!] 7) "une burette” = cruet [PAS diminutif de “bureau”!] 8) “une espagnolette" = locking device for French windows [PAS diminutif de “espagnole”!] 9) "un têtard" = tadpole [PAS diminutif de tête - more of "un augmentatif", considering the size of its head ...] 10) "un moucheron" = midge

    amusette - French Word-A-Day

  • They then threw themselves on the Prince, gripped him firmly, and could easily pin him down on his bed; then the most desperate and dexterous of the murderers suffocated him as he was thus held firmly down; finally, in order to make it appear that he had committed suicide and to hinder any judicial investigations which might have discovered the identity of the assassins, they fastened a handkerchief about their victim's neck, and hung him up by the espagnolette of the window.

    She Stands Accused

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