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Meaning of baldachin

bal•da•chin

Pronunciation: (bal'du-kin, bôl'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a silk brocade interwoven with gold or silver threads, used chiefly for ceremonial purposes.
  2. a permanent ornamental canopy, as above a freestanding altar or throne.
  3. a portable canopy carried in religious processions.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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