[ guh-loon ]
/ gəˈlun /


a braid or trimming of worsted, silk or rayon tinsel, gold or silver, etc., usually having scalloping along both edges.

Origin of galloon

1595–1605; < Middle French galon, Old French galonner to adorn one's head with ribbons, derivative of gale gala


gal·looned, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for galloon

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

    The Tapestry Book|Helen Churchill Candee
  • The galloon serves as an ornament, and it is below that the body of the garment assumes the fullness for fluting.

  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for galloon

/ (ɡəˈluːn) /


a narrow band of cord, embroidery, silver or gold braid, etc, used on clothes and furniture

Derived forms of galloon

gallooned, adjective

Word Origin for galloon

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