lambrequin

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English[edit]

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A crocheted lambrequin (decorative drapery).
Lambrequins under overhangs and eaves of a building.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French lambrequin.

Noun[edit]

lambrequin (plural lambrequins)

  1. A scarf or other piece of material used as a covering for a helmet.
    • 1980, Gene Wolfe, chapter 16, in The Shadow of the Torturer:
      A dead man (he had, I think, been suffocated with a lambrequin, there being those who practice that art) lay at the corner.
  2. (heraldry) A heraldic representation of such an item: mantling.
    Heraldic lambrequins.
  3. (US) A short decorative drapery for a shelf edge or for the top of a window casing; a valance.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 12, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      So, after a spell, he decided to make the best of it and shoved us into the front parlor. 'Twas a dismal sort of place, with hair wreaths, and wax fruit, and tin lambrekins, and land knows what all.
  4. (ceramics) A border pattern with draped effect.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɑ̃.bʁə.kɛ̃/
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Noun[edit]

lambrequin m (plural lambrequins)

  1. lambrequin (all senses)
  2. (heraldry) mantling

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