Origin of gabardine
Examples from the Web for gabardine
A porter took his kit-bag and wanted to relieve him also of the gun-case, the fishing-rod, and the gabardine.
He liked the look of a Burberry gabardine which lay beside him on the seat.
His skull-cap and his gabardine might have been heirlooms from the Patriarch Jacob; and his poor hands seemed made for clawing.Tracks of a Rolling Stone|Henry J. Coke
We had overalls of two different materials: Burberry "gabardine" and the ordinary green kind that is used in Norway in the winter.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
"Look alive, then," said Dick; and he forthwith took from beneath his gabardine several small parcels done up in brown paper.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds
Word Origin for gabardine
1590s, "dress, covering," variant of gaberdine. Meaning "closely woven cloth" is from 1904.