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English definition of “pied-à-terre”

pied-à-terre

noun [C] uk   /piˌeɪ.dætˈeər/ us    /-ˈer/ (plural pieds-à-terre)
a small house or apartment in a city that you own or rent in addition to your main home, where you stay when visiting that city for a short timeHouses and homes
(Definition of pied-à-terre from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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