Balayeuse (Bah'-Lay-Yuhz). [French feminine of balayeur, a sweeper] A frilling of lace or muslin which lines the extreme edge of a dress skirt to keep the train clean as it sweeps along the floor; a kind of trimming on the bottom of gowns; by extension a frilling of any material, either in white or black, sewn under tke edge of a dress skirt to keep it from wearing out and from being soiled from sweeping the floor.