[ shur-ting ]

  1. any shirt fabric, as broadcloth or oxford.

Origin of shirting

First recorded in 1595–1605; shirt + -ing1

Words Nearby shirting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shirting in a sentence

  • They mostly come in packs of five and are made out of 100-percent cotton shirting fabric.

  • How many shiploads of fine shirting were presented during those few days it is impossible to say.

    Siam | George B. Bacon
  • The cloth recommended to be used, is that kind of linen which is called shirting-width.

  • Have some sacks made of about seven-eighths shirting, large enough to hold the hams and tie above the hock.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia | Marion Cabell Tyree
  • The foolish woman wrapped up the shirting and counted out the money and the laborer hurried off.

    The Shoemaker's Apron | Parker Fillmore
  • A number of fine pictures hung on the walls, and richly bound books lay on the shirting tables amid pieces of rare bric-à-brac.

    Gordon Keith | Thomas Nelson Page

British Dictionary definitions for shirting


/ (ˈʃɜːtɪŋ) /

  1. fabric used in making men's shirts

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