Pronunciation: (sha-lā', shal'ā; Fr. shä-le'), [key]
—pl. cha•letsPronunciation: (sha-lāz', shal'āz; Fr. shä-le'). [key]
1. a herdsman's hut in the Swiss Alps.
2. a kind of farmhouse, low and with wide eaves, common in Alpine regions.
3. any cottage, house, ski lodge, etc., built in this style.
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