wadmal

noun wad·mal \ˈwäd-məl\
variants: or

wadmol

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wadmel

\ˈwäd-məl\

Definition of wadmal

  1. :  a coarse rough woolen fabric formerly used in the British Isles and Scandinavia for protective coverings and warm clothing

Origin and Etymology of wadmal

Middle English wadmale, from Old Norse vathmāl, literally, standard cloth, from vāth cloth, clothing + māl measure; akin to Latin metiri to measure — more at weed, measure


First Known Use: 14th century


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