wadmal

or wad·maal, wad·mel, wad·mol, wad·moll

[ wod-muh l ]
/ ˈwɒd məl /

noun

a bulky woolen fabric woven of coarse yarn and heavily napped, formerly much used in England and Scandinavia for the manufacture of durable winter garments.

Nearby words

  1. waders,
  2. wadi,
  3. wadi halfa,
  4. wading bird,
  5. wading pool,
  6. wadna,
  7. wadset,
  8. wadsworth,
  9. wady,
  10. wae

Origin of wadmal

1350–1400; Middle English < Old Norse vathmāl, equivalent to vāth cloth (cognate with Old English wæd; see weed2) + māl measure (see piecemeal)

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British Dictionary definitions for wadmol

wadmal

/ (ˈwɒdməl) /

noun

a coarse thick woollen fabric, formerly woven esp in Orkney and Shetland, for outer garments

Word Origin for wadmal

C14: from Old Norse vathmal, from vath cloth + mal measure

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