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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The first known use of lambrequin was circa 1725

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