gabardine

[ gab-er-deen, gab-er-deen ]
/ ˈgæb ərˌdin, ˌgæb ərˈdin /

noun

Also gaberdine. a firm, tightly woven fabric of worsted, cotton, polyester, or other fiber, with a twill weave.

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British Dictionary definitions for gabardine

gabardine

gaberdine

/ (ˈɡæbəˌdiːn, ˌɡæbəˈdiːn) /

noun

a twill-weave worsted, cotton, or spun-rayon fabric
an ankle-length loose coat or frock worn by men, esp by Jews, in the Middle Ages
any of various other garments made of gabardine, esp a child's raincoat

Word Origin for gabardine

C16: from Old French gauvardine pilgrim's garment, from Middle High German wallewart pilgrimage; related to Spanish gabardina
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