doublure

noun dou·blure \ˌdəˈblu̇(ə)r, düˈ-\

Definition of doublure

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the lining of a book cover; especially :  an ornamental lining (as of tooled leather, painted vellum, or rich brocade)

  2. 2 :  the reflexed margin of a trilobite's carapace

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Origin and Etymology of doublure

French, from Middle French, lining of a garment, from doubler to line, double + -ure — more at double


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