gabardine[gab′ər dēn′, gab′ər dēn′]
- a cloth of wool, cotton, rayon, etc. twilled on one side and having a fine, diagonal weave, used for suits, coats, dresses, etc.
- a garment made of this cloth
Origin: var. of gaberdine
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- A sturdy, tightly woven fabric of cotton, wool, or rayon twill. Also called gaberdine.
- See gaberdine.
- Chiefly British A laborer's long loose smock; a gaberdine.
Origin: Alteration of gaberdine.