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



BrE BrE//ˈpɑːkeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈkeɪ//
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a floor covering made of flat pieces of wood fixed together in a pattern a parquet floor parquet flooring compare woodblock Word Originlate 17th cent. (as a verb): from French, literally ‘small park (i.e. delineated area)’. The noun dates from the early 19th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: parquet