Gabardine



[gab-er-deen, gab-er-deen] /ˈgæb ərˌdin, ˌgæb ərˈdin/

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