1. [syn: humeral veil, veil]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Humeral \Hu"mer*al\, a. [L. humerus the shoulder: cf. F.
Of or pertaining to the humerus, or upper part of the arm;
Humeral veil (R. C. Ch.), a long, narrow veil or scarf of
the same material as the vestments, worn round the
shoulders by the officiating priest or his attendant at
Mass, and used to protect the sacred vessels from contact
with the hands.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman
Catholic Church; a silk shawl [syn: humeral veil, veil]