Definitions

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.

Etymologies

French, from diminutive of cheval, horse, from Latin caballus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • 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.

    The Story of Glass

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