- Also gaberdine. a firm, tightly woven fabric of worsted, cotton, polyester, or other fiber, with a twill weave.
- gaberdine(def 1).
- a twill-weave worsted, cotton, or spun-rayon fabric
- an ankle-length loose coat or frock worn by men, esp by Jews, in the Middle Ages
- any of various other garments made of gabardine, esp a child’s raincoat
1590s, “dress, covering,” variant of gaberdine. Meaning “closely woven cloth” is from 1904.