dornick

1

or dor·neck

[dawr-nik]

noun

a stout linen cloth, especially one of a damask linen.

Origin of dornick

1
1400–50; late Middle English dornyk, after Doornik (French Tournai), where the cloth was first made

dornick

2
[dawr-nik]

noun

a small stone that is easy to throw.

Origin of dornick

2
1830–40, Americanism; < Irish dornóg small casting stone (literally, fistful)
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dornick

1

dorneck

noun

a heavy damask cloth, formerly used for vestments, curtains, etc

Word Origin for dornick

C15: from Doornik Tournai in Belgium where it was first manufactured

dornick

2

noun

US a small stone or pebble

Word Origin for dornick

C15: probably from Irish Gaelic dornōg, from dorn hand
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