Galloon definition

gə-lo͝on
A narrow band or braid used as trimming and commonly made of lace, metallic thread, or embroidery.
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A braid or ribbon, as of cotton or silk or of gold or silver thread, used for trimming or binding.
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A braided trimming with bullion thread, used on men's coats in the eighteenth century, on women's apparel in the nineteenth, and on such furnishings as draperies or cushions.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
galloon
Plural:
galloons

Origin of galloon

  • French galon from Old French galonner to decorate the hair with ribbons

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French galon, from galonner (“to braid”).

    From Wiktionary