- a twisted cord.
- any ornamental twist, as of velvet.
Origin of torsade
Examples from the Web for torsade
Historical Examples of torsade
The back hair is done up in a torsade with black velvet ribbons, the two ends of which float behind.
Torsade′, an ornament like a twisted cord; Tor′sel, a twisted scroll: a plate in a brick wall to support the end of a beam.
Hair ornamented with broad velvet ribbons rolled in the torsade and with ends floating at each side.
- an ornamental twist or twisted cord, as on hats