pin·​wale ˈpin-ˌwāl How to pronounce pinwale (audio)
of a fabric
: made with narrow wales

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Here, the double-soft combination of a pinwale shirt with jumbo-wale trousers makes a hardy waxed jacket look urbane enough for the office. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 4 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pinwale was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Pinwale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


pin·​wale ˈpin-ˌwāl How to pronounce pinwale (audio)
: made with narrow wales
pinwale corduroy
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