ratteen definition by Webster's New World
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a coarse, heavy, twilled woolen cloth, popular in 18th-cent. Britain
Origin: French ratine: see ratiné
ratteen definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A thick, twilled woolen cloth.
Origin: French ratine, from Old French rastin, from *raster, to scrape, ultimately from Latin rādere; see rash2.