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Line breaks: gal|loon
Pronunciation: /ɡəˈluːn

Definition of galloon in English:


A narrow ornamental strip of fabric, typically a silk braid or piece of lace, used to trim clothing or finish upholstery.
Example sentences
  • It is known that crochet galloon machines consist of a number of cooperating members adapted to create a fabric.
  • The harsh wooden surfaces of Jacobean England were embellished with elaborate gimps, galloons, fringes and tassels.
  • The products referred to above include both ribbons and webbing as well as certain galloons having the characteristics of woven ribbons.


early 17th century: from French galon, from galonner 'to trim with braid', of unknown ultimate origin.

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