Meaning of PELMET in English

PELMET

■ noun a narrow border of cloth or wood, fitted across the top of a door or window to conceal the curtain fittings.

Origin

early 20th cent.: prob. an alt. of Fr. palmette , lit. 'small palm' (see palmette ).

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