decal

noun
de·​cal | \ ˈdē-ˌkal How to pronounce decal (audio) , di-ˈkal How to pronounce decal (audio) ; Canadian usually ˈde-kəl How to pronounce decal (audio) \

Definition of decal

: a picture, design, or label made to be transferred (as to glass) from specially prepared paper

Examples of decal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Video later surfaced of Miller’s pickup, bearing Illinois legislative license plates and a window decal of the far-right Three Percenters ideology, parked in a restricted area outside the Capitol. Dan Petrella, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois House condemns GOP Rep. Chris Miller for his role in rally before Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington," 19 Mar. 2021 As the 49ers’ nominee, Armstead will have a decal on his helmet for the rest of the season and will receive a $40,000 donation to the charity of his choice. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "Arik Armstead named 49ers’ nominee for Walter Payton Man of Year award," 10 Dec. 2020 The 49ers will wear a decal on their helmets Sunday night to honor Hall of Famer Fred Dean, who died this week of complications related to the coronavirus. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "49ers will don helmet decal to honor Fred Dean," 18 Oct. 2020 The Capitals helmet will feature a decal for Capital One. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, "Washington Capitals, New Jersey Devils to feature sponsor decal on helmets this season," 22 Dec. 2020 In addition to Honaker wearing Forney's number, all Midshipmen players will continue wearing a decal of Forney on their helmets. Kelly Mccleary, CNN, "Navy football player honors fallen teammate during Army-Navy rivalry game," 12 Dec. 2020 The 49ers wore a decal on their helmets to honor Hall of Fame pass rusher Fred Dean. oregonlive, "San Francisco 49ers grind out needed win over the LA Rams: Recap, score, stats and more," 19 Oct. 2020 Predominantly white, male and English, the cabbies present a superannuated vision of Britain, next to the ethnically diverse immigrants and other strivers who get behind the wheel and slap an Uber decal on their window. Mark Landler, New York Times, "‘Field of Broken Dreams’: London’s Growing Taxi Graveyards," 3 Dec. 2020 The 49ers wore a decal on their helmets to honor Hall of Fame pass rusher Fred Dean. oregonlive, "San Francisco 49ers grind out needed win over the LA Rams: Recap, score, stats and more," 19 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of decal

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for decal

short for decalcomania

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22 Mar 2021

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“Decal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decal. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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decal

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English Language Learners Definition of decal

US : a picture, design, or label that will stick to the surface on which it is placed after the paper on the back of it is removed

decal

noun
de·​cal | \ ˈdē-ˌkal How to pronounce decal (audio) \

Kids Definition of decal

: a design made to be transferred (as to glass) from specially prepared paper

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