Chat"e*laine (?), n. [F. chatelaine the wife of a castellan, the mistress of a chateau, a chatelaine chain.]

An ornamental hook, or brooch worn by a lady at her waist, and having a short chain or chains attached for a watch, keys, trinkets, etc. Also used adjectively; as, a chatelaine chain.

 

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