- Historical an ornamental upholstery at the back of a chair, throne, etc.
- an ornamental cloth, as one hung behind an altar
Origin of dossalMedieval Latin dossale, variant, variety of dorsale ; from dorsalis: see dorsal
An ornamental hanging of rich fabric, as behind an altar.
Origin of dossalMedieval Latin dossale, from neuter of dossalis, dorsal, from Late Latin dorsalis; see dorsal.