Farthingale meaning

fär'thĭn-gāl', -thĭng-
A support, such as a hoop, worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally from the waist, used by European women in the 1500s and 1600s.
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A hoop, openwork frame, or circular pad worn under the skirt, about the hips, by women in the 16th and 17th cent.
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The skirt or petticoat worn over this.
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(now historical) A hooped structure in cloth worn to extend the skirt of women's dresses; a hooped petticoat.
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Origin of farthingale

Alteration of obsolete verdynggale from obsolete French verdugale from Old Spanish verdugado from verdugo stick, shoot of a tree from verde green from Latin viridis from virēre to be green