1. A sort of pendant ornament, attached to the corners of cushions, to curtains and the like, ending in loose threads.

2. A small ribbon of silk sewed to a book, to be put between the leaves.

3. In building, tassels are the pieces of boards that lie under the mantle-tree.

4. A burr. [See Teasel.]

5. A male hawk; properly terzol.