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Meaning of CRINOLINE

Pronunciation:  'krinlin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a stiff coarse fabric used to stiffen hats or clothing
  2. [n]  full stiff petticoat made of crinoline
  3. [n]  a skirt stiffened with hoops
 

CRINOLINE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: hoopskirt
 
 See Also: cloth, fabric, half-slip, hoop, material, petticoat, skirt, textile, underskirt

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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   because originally made of hair.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.

 

 

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