Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Fabric suitable for making shirts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any fabric used to make shirts

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Cloth, specifically cotton cloth, suitable for making shirts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any fabric designed for making shirts.
  • n. Stout cotton cloth such as is suitable for shirts: when used without qualification, the term signifies plain white bleached cotton.
  • n. Shirts collectively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various fabrics used to make men's shirts

Etymologies

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Examples

  • By the way, I should point out that "shirting" is garmento-speak for "the stuff you make shirt out of," and should not be confused with "sharting," which is something else entirely.

    BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

  • Now that everybody knows the difference between "shirting" and "sharting," I'm pleased to present you with a quiz.

    BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

  • The piece of "shirting" around John's neck is a curious signature on the part of the killer.

    Portrait of a Killer

  • He described them to the BBC as, "made from beautiful cotton shirting which is very smooth, cool and lux."

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • "They are made from beautiful cotton shirting which is very smooth, cool and lux."

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • As private kindergartens prepare to send out acceptance letters this week, competitive parents are trying to game the system with so called red shirting -- delaying their kids' start in school so they'll be more advanced than their classmates.

    Does Starting Kindergarten Late Helps Kids Succeed?

  • As private kindergartens prepare to send out acceptance letters this week, competitive parents are trying to game the system with so called red shirting --...

    Does Starting Kindergarten Late Helps Kids Succeed?

  • Clinging to Mallory's remains, however, were enough cross-sections of fabrics—cotton gabardine, woven silk, tweed, a shred of flannel shirting—to provide an idea of how he'd been outfitted.

    The Gentleman Adventurer

  • Indigo Print Patchwork: with only four made and no two the same, these patchworked indigo patterns range from floral, to snowflake, to ornate teardrop, and come from WWII-era Japanese shirting that "hadn't been unfurled since the middle of the last century", something they'll hopefully complain about less than your dad.

    Thrillist: General Knot & Co: Dapper Looks From Salvaged Materials

  • Typically cut with a slightly forward collar, this is just one of hundreds of weaves and fabrics the firm offers in off-the-peg and made-to-measure shirting.

    Handsome Haberdashery

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