1. an ornamental hanging of rich fabric hung behind the altar of a church or at the sides of a chancel
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How To Use dossel In A Sentence

  • When the ciboria over the altar fell into disuse a curtain was suspended at the back of the altar. called a dossel, or dorsal, and two others, one at each side of it. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize
  • So saying; the old Earl arose, and walked forth with a firm step; and his old hound sprang up, pricked its ears, and followed him; the blinded falcon turned its head towards the clapping door, but did not stir from the dossel. Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Volume 05
  • A chair of state, with dossel and canopy, was set for the daughter of Algar, and behind stood maidens of Wales, selected in haste for her attendants. Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Volume 08
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