Definition of Dossel

1. Noun. An ornamental hanging of rich fabric hung behind the altar of a church or at the sides of a chancel.

Exact synonyms: Dossal
Generic synonyms: Hanging, Wall Hanging



Definition of Dossel

1. n. Same as Dorsal, n.

Definition of Dossel

1. dossal [n -S] - See also: dossal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dossel

dosimeters
dosimetric
dosimetries
dosimetry
dosing
dosings
dosology
doss
doss-house
doss about
doss around
doss down
dossal
dossals
dossed
dossel (current term)
dossels
dosser
dosseret
dosserets
dossers
dosses
dosshouse
dosshouses
dossier
dossiers
dossil
dossils
dossing
dost

Literary usage of Dossel

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1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1862)
"... to tell Scripture stories by means of the chisel, without necessarily having a leaning towards Romanism ; for if we subtract the dossel exhibited by ..."

2. The Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis: The Classical Building by William Bell Dinsmoor (2004)
"Rvo dossel cuttings for the north end (If the ... dossel hei rig at due higher level of t he top (-If ..."

3. The Ecclesiologist by Ecclesiological Society (1861)
"But one of the great glories of the baptistery was, and still is, the dossel of silver which annually decorates the altar on S. John's day. ..."

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