Chauffer

Chauf"fer

(?), n. [Cf. F. chauffoir a kind of stone, fr. chauffer to heat. See Chafe.] (Chem.) A table stove or small furnace, usually a cylindrical box of sheet iron, with a grate at the bottom, and an open top.
[1913 Webster]

Chauf`feur"

(?), n. [F., lit., stoker.] 1. [pl.] (F. Hist.) Brigands in bands, who, about 1793, pillaged, burned, and killed in parts of France; -- so called because they used to burn the feet of their victims to extort money.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. One who manages the running of an automobile or limousine; esp., the paid operator of a motor vehicle.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Chauf`feuse"

(?), n. [F., fem. of chauffeur.] A woman chauffeur.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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