Definition of gabardine
1 : gaberdine 1
2a : a firm hard-finish durable fabric (as of wool or rayon) twilled with diagonal ribs on the right sideb : a garment of gabardine
Examples of gabardine in a Sentence
a jacket made of gabardine
Recent Examples of gabardine from the Web
The clothes look nothing like body armor: The trench coat, for example, is a beltless, full-length number with a slim line, made of gabardine and Kevlar.
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Origin and Etymology of gabardine
spelling variant of gaberdine
First Known Use: 1520
GABARDINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gabardine for English Language Learners
: a smooth, stiff type of cloth that is often used for suits
GABARDINE Defined for Kids
Definition of gabardine for Students
: a firm cloth with a hard smooth finish
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