Bi*det" (?), n. [F. bidet, perh. fr. Celtic; cr. Gael. bideach very little, diminutive, bidein a diminutive animal, W. bidan a weakly or sorry wretch.]
A small horse formerly allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage.
A kind of bath tub for sitting baths; a sitz bath.
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