wadmal

noun
wad·​mal | \ ˈwäd-məl How to pronounce wadmal (audio) \
variants: or wadmol or wadmel

Definition of wadmal

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

First Known Use of wadmal

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Wadmal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wadmal. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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