Meaning of chalet

cha•let

Pronunciation: (sha-lā', shal'ā Fr. shä-le'), [key]
— pl. cha•lets
  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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