dalle definition

  • noun:
    • A slab or huge tile of rock, marble, cooked clay, and/or like; particularly, in attractive art, a tile of which the area is incised or else ornamented, such as the medieval sepulchral slabs emerge the pavement and walls of churches.
    • plural [capitalized] title originally written by the French employees of the Hudson's Bay Company, and still existing, to certain localities in valley associated with the Mississippi and west so far as the Columbia, where in fact the streams circulation with an immediate fall over broad, flat rock-surfaces.

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