- a woman's cape of fur or cloth, usually waist-length in back with long descending ends in front.
Origin of pelerine
1735–45; < French pèlerine, feminine of pèlerin pilgrim
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Examples from the Web for pelerine
A veil, a shawl, or a pelerine of white lace may be washed in this manner.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book
Your travelling-dress for summer should have a large cape or pelerine of the same.
Pelerine, pel′ėr-in, n. a woman's tippet or cape with long ends coming down in front.
She borrowed minds and gestures as later she borrowed Grandma Buntain's pelerine and bonnet.Bud
She was next informed that she could not be presentable without a French pelerine of embroidered muslin.Pencil Sketches
- a woman's narrow cape with long pointed ends in front
C18: from French pèlerine, feminine of pèlerin pilgrim, that is, a pilgrim's cape
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