gabardine

noun
gab·ar·dine | \ ˈga-bər-ˌdēn \

Definition of gabardine 

2a : 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 in a Sentence

a jacket made of gabardine

Recent Examples on the Web

Emile Zola, Cézanne’s childhood friend in Aix en Provence and an aesthetic brother in arms, reclines on a cushion, a Buddha in beige gabardine. New York Times, "23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 5 July 2018 Émile Zola, Cézanne’s childhood friend in Aix-en-Provence and (at least early on) aesthetic brother in arms, reclines on a cushion, a Buddha in beige gabardine. New York Times, "They Suffered for Their Cézanne Portraits," 20 June 2018 Lacroix’s black silk wool–gabardine jacket embroidered with polychrome crystals in the shape of a Byzantine cross, a crux gemmata, is famous for being on Anna Wintour’s first high-low cover for American Vogue in 1988, paired with Guess jeans. Maureen Dowd, Vogue, "“Heavenly Bodies,” the Met’s Biggest Show Ever, Earns Its Hallelujahs," 11 Apr. 2018 People do try to outdo each other with their horsehide motorcycle find or their reversible gabardine jacket find. Liza Corsillo, GQ, "Design Dealer Patrick Parrish Talks Flea Market Fashion and When To Grab Furniture Off the Street," 13 Mar. 2018 What creates this versatility is the suit fabric itself—soft wool, lightly brushed and less formal than traditional gabardine. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The Only Suit You’ll Need This Fall," 13 Sep. 2017 Some of the materials used for the new pieces switched, with that trench now in gabardine, not leather. Mark Holgate, Vogue, "The Clothes From the New Y/Project x Honest By Collaboration May Not Be Transparent, But Everything Else Is," 19 Oct. 2017 Burberry: Established in 1856, this iconic British luxury name is rooted in its founder’s original invention of gabardine, the kind of fabric known for its lightweight and weatherproof qualities. 15. By Andrew Marton, star-telegram, "The Shops at Clearfork open! With more coming in 2018," 4 Oct. 2017 The blazers also worked over beaded cocktail slips, and for a wonderfully streamlined evening suit in black stretch gabardine with a narrow slit skirt. Cathy Horyn, The Cut, "Reinventing de la Renta; Leering at Helmut Lang," 12 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of gabardine

1520, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gabardine

spelling variant of gaberdine

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gabardine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gabardine

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

gabardine

noun
gab·ar·dine | \ ˈga-bər-ˌdēn \

Kids Definition of gabardine

: a firm cloth with a hard smooth finish

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