[ dee-kal, dih-kal ]
/ ˈdi kæl, dɪˈkæl /
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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British Dictionary definitions for decal
/ (dɪˈkæl, ˈdiːkæl) /
short for decalcomania
to transfer (a design) by decalcomania
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