[lam-bri-kin, lam-ber-]


a woven fabric covering for a helmet in medieval times to protect it from heat, rust, etc.
a curtain or drapery covering the upper part of an opening, as a door or window, or suspended from a shelf.
Heraldry. mantling.
a band of decoration near the top of the body of a vase.

Nearby words

  1. lambkin,
  2. lamblia,
  3. lambliasis,
  4. lamblike,
  5. lamboy,
  6. lambrinudi operation,
  7. lambrusco,
  8. lambskin,
  9. lamda,
  10. lame

Origin of lambrequin

1715–25; < French, Middle French < Middle Dutch *lamperken, equivalent to lamper fine translucent cloth + -ken -kin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lambrequin



an ornamental hanging covering the edge of a shelf or the upper part of a window or door
  1. a border pattern giving a draped effect, used on ceramics, etc
  2. (as modifier)a lambrequin pattern
(often plural) a scarf worn over a helmet
heraldry another name for mantling

Word Origin for lambrequin

C18: from French, from Dutch lamperkin (unattested), diminutive of lamper veil

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