from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic A thick, twilled woolen cloth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a thick, coarse, woolen twill
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thick woolen stuff quilled or twilled.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of stuff, usually thick and resembling drugget or frieze: it is chiefly employed for linings.
French ratine, from Old French rastin, from *raster, to scrape, ultimately from Latin rādere; see rash2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French ratine, from Old French rastin, from Latin raster ("to scrape"), ultimately from Latin rādere ("rash"). (Wiktionary)