ratiné

noun
ra·​ti·​né | \ ˌra-tə-ˈnā How to pronounce ratiné (audio) \
variants: or ratine \ ˌra-​tə-​ˈnā How to pronounce ratiné (audio) , ra-​ˈtēn \

Definition of ratiné

1 : a rough bulky fabric usually woven loosely in plain weave from ratiné yarns
2 : a nubby ply yarn of various fibers made by twisting under tension a thick and a thin yarn

First Known Use of ratiné

circa 1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ratiné

French ratiné

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“Ratiné.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ratin%C3%A9. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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