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.

    • ‘Whether you prefer simple chasubles and stoles, chasubles with galloons, overlay stoles with symbols, embroidery, tassels - Glory and Praise Vestments can accommodate your style.’
    • ‘Wide silk ribbons could be attached to either the crown or the galloon.’
    • ‘The harsh wooden surfaces of Jacobean England were embellished with elaborate gimps, galloons, fringes and tassels.’
    • ‘It is known that crochet galloon machines consist of a number of cooperating members adapted to create a fabric.’
    • ‘Favoring white regimentals with lots of gold galloons for himself, he loves a uniform.’
    • ‘The galloons were not original and in a poor state.’
    • ‘The products referred to above include both ribbons and webbing as well as certain galloons having the characteristics of woven ribbons.’
    • ‘The seats are covered with yellow cashmere bordered with black galloons so as to match the description in the Inventory of 1814.’
    • ‘Narrow ornamental borders decorated the back, and embroidery or galloons sewn onto broad velvet borders decorated both sides on the jacket front.’
    • ‘With reference to the drawings, the crochet galloon machine in accordance with the invention has been generally identified by reference numeral 1.’
    cord, cording, braiding, bullion, thread, twine, yarn, tape, binding, rickrack, ribbon
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Early 17th century: from French galon, from galonner ‘to trim with braid’, of unknown ultimate origin.