galloon

[ guh-loon ]
/ gəˈlun /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. gallo-romance,
  2. gallock,
  3. galloglass,
  4. gallon,
  5. gallonage,
  6. galloot,
  7. gallop,
  8. gallop rhythm,
  9. gallopade,
  10. galloping

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

  • 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

galloon

/ (ɡəˈluːn) /

noun

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

Word Origin for galloon

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

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