fardingale

noun

far·​din·​gale
ˈfärdᵊnˌgāl,
-diŋˌg-

archaic variant of farthingale

: a support (as of hoops) worn especially in the 16th century beneath a skirt to expand it at the hipline

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“Fardingale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fardingale. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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