gabardine

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noun gab·ar·dine \ˈga-bər-ˌdēn\

Definition of gabardine

  1. 1 :  gaberdine 1

  2. 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

  1. a jacket made of gabardine

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Origin and Etymology of gabardine

spelling variant of gaberdine


First Known Use: 1520


GABARDINE Defined for English Language Learners

gabardine

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Definition of gabardine for English Language Learners

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


GABARDINE Defined for Kids

gabardine

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noun gab·ar·dine \ˈga-bər-ˌdēn\

Definition of gabardine for Students

  1. :  a firm cloth with a hard smooth finish



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