1) An ornamental cloth used to cover the back of a seat, especially a throne or chair of state, or a chair in the chancel of a church.

1342 Item lego unum doser decem ulnarum ad ponendum circa altare in choro, Yarm

1389 a couerlyd ... a docer & a new bancqwer & ij Cochyns, York

1408 ‘a coloured back-cloth [doser stenyd]’, York

1432 a rede docer with a banquere and all the whisshyns, Scarborough

1462 a bolster, a cod, a coverlet, a dosser, Walne.

dates 1342 1389 1408 1432 1462

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