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A long, loose cloak worn over other garments by Muslim women, especially in Iran and South Asia, consisting of a semicircular piece of cloth draped over the hair and shoulders to cover the body while leaving the face uncovered or partially concealed.

[Persian čādor, from Middle Persian, of unknown origin.]


(Clothing & Fashion) a variant spelling of chuddar


or chad•ar

(ˈtʃʌd ər)

a long, usu. black cloth or veil worn by Muslim women to cover the head and face.
[1605–15; < Hindi < Persian chaddar, chādur veil]


A loose robe of dark material worn by some Muslim women, covering the body from head to foot as well as most of the face.
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Noun1.chador - a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu womenchador - a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women
head covering, veil - a garment that covers the head and face


[ˈtʃʌdəʳ] Nchador m


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The airline staff is unaware about pregnancy at the time passengers check in or board a plane as most women are covered in shawls or chadors,' he said, adding that all cabin crew members were fully trained to handle such emergencies.
The chador is back as an issue after President Rohani directed his new vice president to abandon her headscarf and jacket and start wearing chadors.
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Although the term "practical" is cited across all the exhibition's banners and posters, the stalls are, in reality, bursting with unconventional and impractical chadors --chadors with floral and colorful patterns, chadors with sleeves, and chadors with pockets.
Stairs lined with imitation rhinestones guide the newcomer to a sliding door; the gateway to a crimson ladies' parlor, which, on a busy day, is swimming with black chadors and resonant with the chatter of female voices.
Last time I was in the store, every second customer was wearing one of those all enveloping chadors.
Though leading Shiite Muslim clerics always advise women to wear chadors, the traditional black colored head-to-toe cloak, Iran's urban fashionistas increasingly prefer tight-fitting coats and scant head scarves.
Living in high society before the Iranian Revolution in the late 1970s, she tells a tale of the calm before the storm where she lived among the elite of Iran but saw much of the veils, or chadors, of the Iranian woman.
Here Robinson's use of Islamic cultural stereotypes such as the Pasha's harem wives being women covered in black chadors and playing for cheap laughs as Osmin, well sung by Petros Magoulas, checks the direction of Mecca to pray is unfortunate.
The third, and final, installment in their series "Gender, Wars and Chadors," the panel will feature world-renowned artists Akram Zaatari of Lebanon, French-Algerian Kader Attia, and Ghada Amer from Egypt.
Iranian women wear very chic, very sophisticated clothes under the chadors they wear on streets, [euro][micro]rE-n said.
The Islamic republic, where women wear chadors and men have big beards.