noun (plural pieds-à-terre pronounced same)
A small flat, house, or room kept for occasional use.
More example sentences
- Standing in the garden of the owner's cottage, the small annexe to the Cottage offers a very attractive and well appointed pied-à-terre for a couple wishing to explore this unspoilt part of Southern England.
- It's a commercial buy-to-let and a pied-à-terre designed to appeal to the corporate traveller.
- Until then, successful entrepreneurs will prefer a rain-soaked pied-à-terre in Brussels to that sunny villa in Aix.
early 19th century: French, literally 'foot to earth'.
Definition of pied-à-terre in:
- The US English dictionary