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

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lambrequin (plural lambrequins)

  1. A short decorative drapery for a shelf edge or for the top of a window casing; a valance.
  2. An ornamental hanging over upper part of window or along the edge of a shelf.
    • 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.
  3. A border pattern with draped effect used in ceramics.
  4. A covering for a helmet.
  5. (heraldry) In heraldry, drapery attached to a helmet.




lambrequin m (plural lambrequins)

  1. (heraldry) mantling

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