from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A sturdy, tightly woven fabric of cotton, wool, or rayon twill.
- noun Chiefly British A laborer's long loose smock; a gaberdine.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A long loose cloak or frock, generally coarse, with or without sleeves and a hood, formerly worn by common men out of doors, and distinctively by Jews when their mode of dress was regulated by law; hence, any similar outer garment worn at the present day, especially in Eastern countries.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A coarse frock or loose upper garment formerly worn by Jews; a mean dress.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun uncountable, countable A type of
woolen clothwith a diagonal ribbed textureon one side.
- noun uncountable, countable A similar fabric, made from
- noun countable A
- noun countable A yellow robe that Jews in England were compelled to wear in the year 1189 as a mark of distinction
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
- noun a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles
- noun a firm durable fabric with a twill weave
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
It is true that we had a few yards of darkish "gabardine," or light windproof material, which would have been extremely suitable for this purpose, but every yard of it had long ago been destined for some other use, so that did not get us out of the difficulty.
We had overalls of two different materials: Burberry "gabardine" and the ordinary green kind that is used in Norway in the winter.
Fabrics made of yarns that aren't tightly twisted, such as gabardine, are particularly prone to shine.
"gabardine" and the ordinary green kind that is used in Norway in the winter.
"High-rise pleated shorts are very important now, but in a clean unwashed fabric, such as gabardine or linen.
Burberry added a few warfare-ready bells and whistles to his existing "Tielocken" style—made from gabardine, the company's own waterproofed worsted cotton creation—and so the "trench" coat was born.
It was there that Paul Moriconi kept a brown leather suitcase containing a gray gabardine military tunic and matching riding pants, a khaki Italian military shirt and a woolen red dress that were claimed to have been a change of clothes in the possession of Mussolini and Petacci when they were captured.
The men are layered in gabardine, puffing on pipes, and the women carry large white bags as they hobble in difficult shoes.
Meanwhile, the most sensible and classic white piece this spring is the YSL trench in cotton gabardine £1,880.
One of my genius purchases was a Ralph Lauren Purple Label suit that came with both trousers and a skirt in black wool gabardine.