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crinoline

[ krin-l-in ]
/ ˈkrɪn l ɪn /
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noun
a petticoat of haircloth or other stiff material, worn under a full skirt to keep it belled out.
a stiff, coarse cotton material for interlining.
a hoop skirt.
a reinforcement of iron straps for holding together brickwork, as of a furnace or chimney.
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Origin of crinoline

1820–30; <French <Italian crinolino, equivalent to crino horse-hair (≪ Latin crīnis hair) + lino flax <Latin līnum;cf. linen
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British Dictionary definitions for crinoline

crinoline
/ (ˈkrɪnəlɪn) /

noun
a stiff fabric, originally of horsehair and linen used in lining garments
a petticoat stiffened with this, worn to distend skirts, esp in the mid-19th century
a framework of steel hoops worn for the same purpose

Word Origin for crinoline

C19: from French, from Italian crinolino, from crino horsehair, from Latin crīnis hair + lino flax, from Latin līnum
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