gabardine


gab·ar·dine

noun \ˈga-bər-ˌdēn\

: a smooth, stiff type of cloth that is often used for suits

Full Definition of GABARDINE

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:  gaberdine 1
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a :  a firm hard-finish durable fabric (as of wool or rayon) twilled with diagonal ribs on the right side
b :  a garment of gabardine

Examples of GABARDINE

  1. a jacket made of gabardine

Origin of GABARDINE

Middle French gaverdine
First Known Use: 1520

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