Definition of maquette noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mæˈket//
; NAmE NAmE//mæˈket//
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a small drawing or model that is used as the basis for a sculpture Word Origin early 20th cent.: from French, from Italian machietta, diminutive of macchia ‘spot’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: maquette