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Gabardine   /gˈæbərdˌin/   Listen
Gabardine

noun
1.
A firm durable fabric with a twill weave.
2.
(usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth.  Synonyms: flannel, tweed, white.
3.
A loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles.  Synonyms: dust coat, duster, gaberdine, smock.






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"Gabardine" Quotes from Famous Books



... Genoa, long ripples from the commotion of maritime adventure in the West were beginning to spread. At the age of ten he was apprenticed to his father, who undertook, according to the indentures, to provide him with board and lodging, a blue gabardine and a pair of good shoes, and various other matters in return for his service. But there is no reason to suppose that he ever occupied himself very much with wool-weaving. He had a vocation quite other than that, and if he ever did make any ...
— Christopher Columbus, Complete • Filson Young

... haste we made ready to set forth, and the Magister came down to us in the hall, inasmuch as my cousin had called him. He made his appearance in the motley morning gabardine which gave him so strange an aspect, and to my greeting of "God be with 'ee!" he gaily replied that he deemed it wasted pains to ...
— Uarda • Georg Ebers



Words linked to "Gabardine" :   plural, fabric, cloth, coverall, textile, plural form, material, pant, trouser



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