A heavy, coarse cotton fabric, used for grain sacks, upholstery, and draperies.
A type of coarse, heavy cloth, originally of linen and now of cotton, used in making sacks, work clothes, etc.
Origin of osnaburg
- After Osnaburg (Osnabrück)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Named for the German city of Osnabrück (from which it may have been first imported into English-speaking countries).