In art and architecture, a meander is a decorative border constructed from a continuous line, shaped into a repeated motif. The name “meander” recalls the twisting and turning path of the Maeander River. Other names are maíandros and meandros, except they are not very common outside of historically minded persons and, of course, the country of Greece. Among some Italians, these patterns are known as Greek Lines.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1889)