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[koo-teel, -til]
  1. a sturdy fabric constructed of a compactly woven herringbone twill.
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Origin of coutil

1850–55; < French, Old French, equivalent to coute quilt + -il noun suffix
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Historical Examples

  • The pardessus has under-fronts of white cambric or coutil, thus presenting precisely the effect of a gentleman's waistcoat.

    The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 4, November 1, 1851


  • A combination of silk elastic and coutil is said to be the ideal material from which really comfortable corsets are made.