Definition of chambranle in US English:

chambranle

noun

Architecture
  • An ornamental frame around the top and sides of a door, window, or fireplace.

Origin

Late 17th century. From French chambranle, probably an alteration of chambrande from an unattested post-classical Latin form *camerandus or its neuter singular *camerandum, use as noun of gerundive of post-classical Latin camerare, thus lit. ‘something which must be arched’. See further Trésor de la langue française at cited word.

Pronunciation

chambranle

/ˈʃɒmbrɒnlə/