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crinoline


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crinoline  \Crin"o*line\  (kr?n"?-l?n),  n.  [F.,  fr  crin  hair,L. 
  crinis.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  stiff  cloth,  used  chiefly  by  women,  for 
  underskirts,  to  expand  the  gown  worn  over  it  --  so  called 
  because  originally  made  of  hair. 
 
  2.  A  lady's  skirt  made  of  any  stiff  material;  latterly,  a 
  hoop  skirt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crinoline 
  n  1:  a  skirt  stiffened  with  hoops  [syn:  {hoopskirt}] 
  2:  full  stiff  petticoat  made  of  crinoline 
  3:  a  stiff  coarse  fabric  used  to  stiffen  hats  or  clothing 




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