toile

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noun \ˈtwäl\

Definition of toile

  1. 1 :  any of many plain or simple twill weave fabrics; especially :  linen

  2. 2 :  a mock-up model of a garment

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Origin and Etymology of toile

French, cloth, linen, from Middle French

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