Meaning of “valance” in the English Dictionary

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"valance" in British English

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valancenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈvæl.əns/ us /ˈvæl.əns/

a short piece of material that hangs down, usually around the base of a bed

US UK pelmet a a narrow strip of wood or cloth that is fixed above a window or door and hides the top of the curtains

(Definition of “valance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)