lambrequin

noun
lam·​bre·​quin | \ ˈlam-bər-kən How to pronounce lambrequin (audio) , -bri-kən \

Definition of lambrequin

1 : a scarf used to cover a knight's helmet
2 : a short decorative drapery for a shelf edge or for the top of a window casing : valance

First Known Use of lambrequin

circa 1725, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lambrequin

French

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“Lambrequin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lambrequin. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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