Definition of a jour
: pierced, cut away, or made translucent in such a way as to form a design : having figured openwork : decorated with translucent, pierced, or openwork designs —used of carving, metalwork, lace, drawnwork, or cutwork
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Origin and Etymology of a jour
a jour from French à jour, literally, toward day; ajouré from French, from ajour perforation (from à jour) + -é (from Latin -atus -ate)
First Known Use: 1566
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