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n. 1 (context US English) A period of intense work, especially group work, undertaken to meet a deadline. Sometimes spelled charette 2 (alternative spelling of charret English)


A charrette (American pronunciation: ), often Anglicized to charette or charet and sometimes called a design charrette, is an intense period of design or planning activity.

Charrette (disambiguation)

A charrette (or charette or design charrette) is a term describing a period of intense design activity, often immediately preceding a deadline.

Charrette may also refer to:

  • Charrette, the French word for cart
  • The Charrette Corporation, a Boston-based retailer of art and architectural supplies and services.
  • La Charrette, was the smallest cinema in the UK, built from a disused railway carriage
  • " Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart" or "Lancelot, le Chevalier de la Charrette", an Old French poem by Chrétien de Troyes

Usage examples of "charrette".

This was an exhalation from the Rue des Charrettes, full of large black warehouses where they made casks.

Nationale, another from the rue des Charrettes and a third from the Quay.