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

[ wod-muh l ]
/ ˈwɒd məl /


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.

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

/ (ˈwɒdməl) /


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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