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English definition of “pied-à-terre”

pied-à-terre

noun [C]     /piˌeɪ.dætˈeər/ US  /-ˈer/ (plural pieds-à-terre)
a small house or apartment in a city that someone owns or rents in addition to their main home, where they stay when visiting that city for a short timeHouses and homes
(Definition of pied-à-terre noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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