dossal

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noun dos·sal \ˈdä-səl\
variants: or

play \ˈdȯr-səl\ or

dossel

play \ˈdä-səl\

Definition of dossal

  1. :  an ornamental cloth hung behind and above an altar

Origin and Etymology of dossal

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


First Known Use: 1851



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