Definition of petits chevaux in US English:

petits chevaux

noun

  • A gambling game in which bets are placed on mechanically operated horses made to spin round a flag at the centre of a special circular table.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Clown. From French petits chevaux from petits, plural of petit + chevaux, plural of cheval horse.

Pronunciation

petits chevaux

/ˌpɛtɪ ʃəˈvəʊz/