Definitions for gabardineˈgæb ərˌdin, ˌgæb ərˈdin
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gab•ar•dineˈgæb ərˌdin, ˌgæb ərˈdin(n.)
Ref: Also, gaberdine.
Ref: gaberdine (def. 1). 1
Origin of gabardine:
1510–20; sp. var. of gaberdine
a firm durable fabric with a twill weave
flannel, gabardine, tweed, white(noun)
(usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
duster, gaberdine, gabardine, smock, dust coat(noun)
a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles
A type of woolen cloth with a diagonal ribbed texture on one side.
The merchant found gabardines with finer ribs sold better here
A similar fabric, made from cotton
A gaberdine (garment)
A yellow robe that Jews in England were compelled to wear in the year 1189 as a mark of distinction
Origin: Recorded since 1904, altering the earlier gaberdine "long, coarse outer garment" (since 1520), from gabardina (perhaps influenced by gabán "overcoat" and tabardina "coarse coat"), from galverdine, itself probably from (Old or Middle) High German wallevart "pilgrimage," in the sense of "pilgrim's cloak" (from wallen 'to ambulate' + vart 'journey')
alt. of Gaberdine
Gabardine is a tough, tightly woven fabric used to make suits, overcoats, trousers, uniforms, windbreakers, and other garments.
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