What does the word chatelaine mean?

Usage examples for chatelaine

  1. In another quarter of an hour the monk had departed as he came, taking up his basket again at the gateway and leaving with the chatelaine his heartiest blessing. – Cedric, the Forester by Bernard Gay Marshall
  2. Miss Aline, said the lad, with a frankness which made the good chatelaine like him the better, I rode over to see Patsy Ferris. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  3. Bright and early the next morning, with her little gold- chain purse containing the necessary funds dangling from her chatelaine, she appeared at the assay office, and purchased there a shining bar of the lustrous metal, returning to her home in time for luncheon. – Jack and the Check Book by John Kendrick Bangs