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English definition of “pied-à-terre”

pied-à-terre

noun [C] uk   /piˌeɪ.dætˈeər/ us    /-ˈer/ ( plural pieds-à-terre   /piˌeɪ.dætˈeər/    /-ˈer/)
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 time
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