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Definition of "chatelaine" [chat•e•laine]

  • The mistress of a castle. (noun)
  • The mistress of a large, fashionable household. (noun)
  • A clasp or chain worn at the waist for holding keys, a purse, or a watch. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chatelaine" in a sentence
  • "He’d spent a good hour looking up the word chatelaine in the dictionary."
  • "Carega, newly appointed chatelaine of Castle Vitre, had watched her through the Thenglass."
  • "It was no wonder the chatelaine had instructed the child to withhold the flask save the three times."