dossal

noun
dos·​sal | \ˈdä-səl \
variants: or \ˈdȯr-​səl \ or dossel \ˈdä-​səl \

Definition of dossal 

: an ornamental cloth hung behind and above an altar

First Known Use of dossal

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dossal

Medieval Latin dossale, dorsale, from neuter of Late Latin dorsalis dorsal

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