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par·quet / pärˈkā/ • n. 1. (also parquet flooring) flooring composed of wooden blocks arranged in a geometric pattern. 2. the ground floor of a theater or auditorium. 3. (the Parquet) (in France and French-speaking countries) the branch of the administration of the law that deals with the prosecution of crime.

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parquet flooring consisting of pieces of wood set in a pattern; (U.S.) part of the floor near the orchestra in a theatre. XIX. — (O)F. parquet small marked-off space, etc., dim. of parc PARK; see -ET.

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parquet.
1. Floor finish of hardwood blocks laid in patterns (often herringbone) on a firm base and polished. See also plated parquet.

2. Orchestra-stalls of a theatre.

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