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
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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.
Now that everybody knows the difference between "shirting" and "sharting," I'm pleased to present you with a quiz.
The piece of "shirting" around John's neck is a curious signature on the part of the killer.
He described them to the BBC as, "made from beautiful cotton shirting which is very smooth, cool and lux."
"They are made from beautiful cotton shirting which is very smooth, cool and lux."
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.
As private kindergartens prepare to send out acceptance letters this week, competitive parents are trying to game the system with so called red shirting --...
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.
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.
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.