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crinoline definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a skirt stiffened with hoops [syn: hoopskirt, crinoline]
2: a full stiff petticoat made of crinoline fabric
3: a stiff coarse fabric used to stiffen hats or clothing

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, from Italian crinolino, from crino horsehair (from Latin crinis hair) + lino flax, linen, from Latin linum more at crest Date: 1830 1. an open-weave fabric of horsehair or cotton that is usually stiffened and used especially for interlinings and millinery 2. a full stiff skirt or underskirt made of crinoline; also hoopskirt crinoline or crinolined adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a stiffened or hooped petticoat formerly worn to make a long skirt stand out. 2 a stiff fabric of horsehair etc. used for linings, hats, etc. Etymology: F f. L crinis hair + linum thread

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crinoline Crin"o*line (kr?n"?-l?n), n. [F., fr. crin hair,L. crinis.] 1. A kind of stiff cloth, used chiefly by women, for underskirts, to expand the gown worn over it; -- so called because originally made of hair. 2. A lady's skirt made of any stiff material; latterly, a hoop skirt.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(crinolines) A crinoline was a round frame which women wore under their skirts in the 19th century. N-COUNT




 


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