baldachin baldachin


  • (n) ornamented canopy supported by columns or suspended from a roof or projected from a wall (as over an altar)


  1. To signify this fact, the cardinals tug heavy silken cords to drop the baldachin that hangs over each chair, leaving only the new Pope's throne covered.
  2. Overhead was hung a monster baldachin or canopy.


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