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1. A short ornamental drapery for the top of a window or door or the edge of a shelf.
2. A heavy protective cloth worn over a helmet in medieval times.
[French, probably from Dutch *lamperkijn, diminutive of Middle Dutch lamper, veil.]
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1. (Architecture) an ornamental hanging covering the edge of a shelf or the upper part of a window or door
2. (Art Terms)
a. a border pattern giving a draped effect, used on ceramics, etc
b. (as modifier): a lambrequin pattern.
3. (Clothing & Fashion) (often plural) a scarf worn over a helmet
4. (Heraldry) heraldry another name for mantling
[C18: from French, from Dutch lamperkin (unattested), diminutive of lamper veil]
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lam•bre•quin(ˈlæm brɪ kɪn, ˈlæm bər-)
1. a protective fabric covering for a knight's helmet.
2. a short decorative cornice or drapery covering the top part of a door or window or suspended from a shelf.
[1715–25; < French, Middle French < Middle Dutch *lamperken]
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Scalloped edging decorating an item of porcelain.
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|Noun||1.||lambrequin - a scarf that covers a knight's helmet|
scarf - a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration
|2.||lambrequin - short and decorative hanging for a shelf edge or top of a window casing|
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