Gobelin [gob-uh-lin, goh-buh-; French gaw-blan] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- made at the tapestry factory established in Paris in the 15th century by the Gobelins, a French family of dyers and weavers.
- resembling the tapestry made at the Gobelin factory.
Origin of Gobelin First recorded in 1780–90 Examples from the Web for gobelin Historical Examples of gobelin
It is the State that makes the Sevres porcelain, and the Gobelin tapestry.
The tapestries are Gobelins, by Coypel, director of the Gobelin establishment.
Geraldine Edith Mitton
He was not a sewing-machine, like you and me; he was a Gobelin loom.
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Revolution was but little favourable to the Gobelin manufactory.
Henry Sutherland Edwards
Gobelin, Goblin, or Goubelin, is evidently the same as Kobold.
British Dictionary definitions for gobelin Gobelin adjective
- of or resembling tapestry made at the Gobelins’ factory in Paris, having vivid pictorial scenes
- a tapestry of this kind
Word Origin for Gobelin C19: from the Gobelin family, who founded the factory