- a plain-knit cotton fabric, used especially in hosiery and underwear.
Origin of balbriggan
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Balbriggan is much frequented as a watering-place in summer.
Paper is manufactured on a considerable scale in various places, and Balbriggan is celebrated for its hosiery.
Balbriggan, a seaport and favourite watering-place, Ireland, county of Dublin; celebrated for its hosiery.
The factory girl has taken to silk stockings and fine lingerie and the lady to Balbriggan and calico.Women's Wild Oats
C. Gasquoine Hartley
Egyptian cotton is very fine and is used mainly in the manufacture of thread and the finer grades of balbriggan underwear.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
- a knitted unbleached cotton fabric
- (often plural) underwear made of this