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gabardine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gabardine  \Gab`ar*dine"\,  Gaberdine  \Gab`er*dine"\,  n.  [Sp. 
  gabardina;  cf  It  gavardina  OF  galvardine  calvardine 
  gavardine,  galeverdine  perh.  akin  to  Sp  &  OF  gaban  a  sort 
  of  cloak  or  coat  for  rainy  weather,  F.  caban  great  coat  with 
  a  hood  and  sleeves,  It  gabbano  and  perh.  to  E.  cabin.] 
  A  coarse  frock  or  loose  upper  garment  formerly  worn  by  Jews; 
  a  mean  dress.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gabardine 
  n  1:  a  firm  durable  fabric  with  a  twill  weave 
  2:  (usually  in  the  plural)  trousers  [syn:  {flannel},  {tweed},  {white}] 




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