from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coarse large-patterned lace without a net ground.
- n. See gimp1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A kind of lace.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A term used for lace of different kinds; most properly for a lace of large pattern and heavy material which has no ground or mesh, but has the pattern held together by connecting threads called bars or brides.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, a lace made of cords of a certain stoutness, each composed of several threads laid side by side, or of a strip of stuff or of parchment (see cartisane), and wound completely with thread.
French, from Old French, from guiper, to cover with silk, of Germanic origin; see weip- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French guipure, from guiper ‘to cover with silk’. (Wiktionary)