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chalet (n.)

1782, from Swiss-French chalet "herdsman's hut, Alpine cottage," probably a diminutive of Old French chasel "farmhouse, house, abode, hut," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *casalis "belonging to a house," from Latin casa "house;" or from Old Provençal cala "small shelter for ships," from a pre-Latin language [Barnhart].

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Definitions of chalet from WordNet

chalet (n.)
a Swiss house with a sloping roof and wide eaves or a house built in this style;
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