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galloon

[guh-loon]
noun
  1. a braid or trimming of worsted, silk or rayon tinsel, gold or silver, etc., usually having scalloping along both edges.
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Origin of galloon

1595–1605; < Middle French galon, Old French galonner to adorn one's head with ribbons, derivative of gale gala
Related formsgal·looned, adjective
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Examples from the Web for galloon

Historical Examples

  • The galloon serves as an ornament, and it is below that the body of the garment assumes the fullness for fluting.

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. XXIII.--April, 1852.--Vol. IV.

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  • Orris, or′is, n. a peculiar kind of gold or silver lace: upholsterers' galloon and gimp.

  • But if the artist is not yet certainly identified, the name of the weaver is certain, for on the galloon he has left his sign.

    The Tapestry Book

    Helen Churchill Candee

  • The place for this mark was the galloon, and it was usually executed in a lighter colour, but a single tone.

    The Tapestry Book

    Helen Churchill Candee

  • And sometimes a dealer, wishing glory through his dealings, ordered his sign in the galloon.

    The Tapestry Book

    Helen Churchill Candee


British Dictionary definitions for galloon

galloon

noun
  1. a narrow band of cord, embroidery, silver or gold braid, etc, used on clothes and furniture
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Derived Formsgallooned, adjective

Word Origin

C17: from French galon, from Old French galonner to trim with braid, of unknown origin
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