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Meaning of SMOCK

Pronunciation:  smâk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles
  2. [v]  embellish by sewing in lines crossing each other diagonally, as of a garment; "The folk dancers wore smocked shirts"

SMOCK is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: dust coat, duster, gabardine, gaberdine
 See Also: adorn, beautify, coverall, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Smock\ (sm[o^]k), n. [AS. smocc; akin to OHG. smocho,
    Icel. smokkr, and from the root of AS. sm[=u]gan to creep,
    akin to G. schmiegen to cling to, press close, MHG. smiegen,
    Icel. smj[=u]ga to creep through, to put on a garment which
    has a hole to put the head through; cf. Lith. smukti to
    glide. Cf. {Smug}, {Smuggle}.]
    1. A woman's under-garment; a shift; a chemise.
             In her smock, with head and foot all bare.
    2. A blouse; a smoock frock. --Carlyle.
  2. \Smock\, a.
    Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock; hence, of or
    pertaining to a woman.
    {Smock mill}, a windmill of which only the cap turns round to
       meet the wind, in distinction from a post mill, whose
       whole building turns on a post.
    {Smock race}, a race run by women for the prize of a smock.
       [Prov. Eng.]
  3. \Smock\, v. t.
    To provide with, or clothe in, a smock or a smock frock.