[ dee-kal, dih-kal ]
/ ˈdi kæl, dɪˈkæl /
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a specially prepared paper bearing a picture or design for transfer to wood, metal, glass, etc.
the picture or design itself.
verb (used with object), de·caled or de·called, de·cal·ing or de·cal·ling.
to apply decals on.
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Origin of decal
First recorded in 1950–55; shortened form of decalcomania
Words nearby decal
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Example sentences from the Web for decal
The NCAA doesn’t even devote decent floor decals to the women’s games, decals that denote this is a championship event.The NCAA’s shell game is the real women’s basketball scandal|Sally Jenkins|March 25, 2021|Washington Post
The Texas Scorecard video shows light reflecting off the top of case, consistent with the decals on the case shown by WXYZ.A viral video implied a man was illegally moving ballots. It was a photographer and his equipment.|Marisa Iati, Adriana Usero|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for decal
/ (dɪˈkæl, ˈdiːkæl) /
short for decalcomania
to transfer (a design) by decalcomania
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