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chatelaine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chatelaine  \Chat"e*laine\,  n.  [F.  ch[^a]telaine  the  wife  of  a 
  castellan,  the  mistress  of  a  chateau,  a  chatelaine  chain.] 
  An  ornamental  hook,  or  brooch  worn  by  a  lady  at  her  waist, 
  and  having  a  short  chain  or  chains  attached  for  a  watch, 
  keys,  trinkets,  etc  Also  used  adjectively;  as  a  chatelaine 
  chain. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chatelaine 
  n  1:  the  mistress  of  a  chateau  or  large  country  house 
  2:  a  chain  formerly  worn  at  the  waist  by  women;  for  carrying  a 
  purse  or  bunch  of  keys  etc 




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