gabardine


gabardine

noun

  1. Also gaberdine. a firm, tightly woven fabric of worsted, cotton, polyester, or other fiber, with a twill weave.
  2. gaberdine(def 1).

noun

  1. a twill-weave worsted, cotton, or spun-rayon fabric
  2. an ankle-length loose coat or frock worn by men, esp by Jews, in the Middle Ages
  3. any of various other garments made of gabardine, esp a child’s raincoat
n.

1590s, “dress, covering,” variant of gaberdine. Meaning “closely woven cloth” is from 1904.

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