Associations to the word «Gabardine»


GABARDINE, noun. (uncountable) (countable) A type of woolen cloth with a diagonal ribbed texture on one side.
GABARDINE, noun. (uncountable) (countable) A similar fabric, made from cotton
GABARDINE, noun. (countable) A gaberdine (garment)
GABARDINE, noun. (countable) A yellow robe that Jews in England were compelled to wear in the year 1189 as a mark of distinction

Dictionary definition

GABARDINE, noun. A firm durable fabric with a twill weave.
GABARDINE, noun. (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth.
GABARDINE, noun. A loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles.

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.