galloon
noun Etymology: French galon Date: 1604 a narrow trimming (as of lace, embroidery, or braid with metallic threads) having both edges scalloped

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  • Galloon — is a decorative woven trim sometimes in the form of a braid and commonly made of metallic gold or silver thread, lace, or embroidery. Galloon is used in the trim of military and police uniforms, and as trim on textiles, drapery and upholstered… …   Wikipedia

  • Galloon — Gal*loon , n. [From F. or Sp. galon. See {Gala}. ] 1. A narrow tapelike fabric used for binding hats, shoes, etc., sometimes made ornamental. [1913 Webster] 2. A similar bordering or binding of rich material, such as gold lace. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • galloon — [gə lo͞on′] n. [Fr galon < galonner, to braid, adorn with lace, altered (? infl. by gala: see GALA) < OFr * garlonner < garlander, to ornament < garlande, GARLAND] a braid or ribbon, as of cotton or silk or of gold or silver thread,… …   English World dictionary

  • galloon — /gəˈlun/ (say guh loohn) noun a braid or trimming of worsted, silk or rayon tinsel, gold or silver, etc. {French galon, from galonner trim with galloon, originally adorn (the head or hair) with bands or ribbons, from Old French gale gala} …   Australian English dictionary

  • galloon — gallooned, adj. /geuh loohn /, n. a braid or trimming of worsted, silk or rayon tinsel, gold or silver, etc., usually having scalloping along both edges. [1595 1605; < MF galon, OF galonner to adorn one s head with ribbons, deriv. of gale GALA] * …   Universalium

  • galloon — gal·loon || gÉ™ luːn n. ribbon, braid (for decorating uniforms, furniture, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • galloon — [gə lu:n] noun a narrow ornamental strip of braid, lace, etc., used as a trim. Origin C17: from Fr. galon …   English new terms dictionary

  • galloon — gal·loon …   English syllables

  • galloon — gal•loon [[t]gəˈlun[/t]] n. tex a braid or trimming of worsted, silk or rayon tinsel, gold or silver, etc • Etymology: 1595–1605; < MF galon, OF galonner to adorn one s head with ribbons, der. of gale gala gal•looned′, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • galloon — n. a narrow close woven braid of gold, silver, silk, cotton, nylon, etc., for binding dresses etc. Etymology: F galon f. galonner trim with braid, of unkn. orig …   Useful english dictionary

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