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dos·salalso dos·sel (dŏs′əl)
An ornamental hanging of rich fabric, as behind an altar.
[Medieval Latin dossāle, from neuter of dossālis, dorsal, from Late Latin dorsālis; see dorsal.]
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|Noun||1.||dossel - an ornamental hanging of rich fabric hung behind the altar of a church or at the sides of a chancel|
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