1. A young person, either male or female, of noble or gentle extraction; as, Damsel Pepin; Damsel Richard, Prince of Wales. [Obs.]
2. A young unmarried woman; a girl; a maiden.
With her train of damsels she was gone,
In shady walks the scorching heat to shun. --Dryden.
Sometimes a troop of damsels glad, . . .
Goes by to towered Camelot. --Tennyson.
3. Milling An attachment to a millstone spindle for shaking the hopper.
n : a young unmarried woman [syn: demoiselle, damoiselle, damosel,