lam·bre·quin (lămbər-kĭn, -brə-kĭn)
1. A short ornamental drapery for the top of a window or door or the edge of a shelf.
2. A heavy protective cloth worn over a helmet in medieval times.
[French, probably from Dutch *lamperkijn, diminutive of Middle Dutch lamper, veil.]
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