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parquet

Saltos de línea: par|quet
Pronunciación: /ˈpɑːki
 
, ˈpɑːkeɪ
 
/

Definición de parquet en inglés:

sustantivo

1 (also parquet flooring) [mass noun] Flooring composed of wooden blocks arranged in a geometric pattern: do not lay parquet over old vinyl flooring [as modifier]: the intricate parquet floors
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A dog-leg staircase which has the original wrought-iron railing leads to the first floor landing with herringbone parquet flooring.
  • In the first floor offices oak parquet flooring and silver aluminium roof make a soothing, neutral interior.
  • This includes money spent on fitting carpets, laying parquet flooring, installing new electrical lighting, fitting a new bathroom suite and installing a new kitchen.
2North American The ground floor of a theatre or auditorium, especially the orchestra pit.
Example sentences
  • However, the traditional faculty-staff seating - four sections in the parquet - remains, and most faculty will be seated there.
  • Seen from the Parquet and illuminated by the skylight, a sculpture by Irène Whittome gives an atmosphere of relaxation.
3 (the Parquet) (In France and French-speaking countries) the branch of the administration of the law that deals with the prosecution of crime.

Origen

late 17th century (as a verb): from French, literally 'small park (i.e. delineated area)'. The noun dates from the early 19th century.

Derivados

parqueted

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