- a sturdy fabric constructed of a compactly woven herringbone twill.
Origin of coutil
1850–55; < French, Old French, equivalent to coute quilt + -il noun suffix
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Examples from the Web for coutil
The pardessus has under-fronts of white cambric or coutil, thus presenting precisely the effect of a gentleman's waistcoat.
A combination of silk elastic and coutil is said to be the ideal material from which really comfortable corsets are made.Riding for Ladies
W. A. Kerr