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flan·nel

 (flăn′əl)
n.
1. A soft woven cloth of wool or a blend of wool and cotton or synthetics.
2. flannels
a. Outer clothing, especially pants, made of this cloth.
b. Underclothing made of this cloth.
3. Flannelette.

[Middle English, a kind of woolen cloth or garment, perhaps variant of flanyn, sackcloth, probably from Old French flaine, a kind of coarse wool.]

flannels

(ˈflænəlz)
pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) trousers made of flannel
Translations

flannels

[ˈflænlz] nplpantaloni mpl di flanella
References in classic literature ?
I'll be sure and wear the nice flannels you sent, Marmee, and read carefully the books Father has marked.
Wal, now, yer flannels for rhumatis is in this corner; so be careful, 'cause there won't nobody make ye no more.
After a few seconds, he rushed up on deck in his flannels.
He held out his hand to the gangway by which Montgomery stood talking to a massive grey-haired man in dirty-blue flannels, who had apparently just come aboard.
As for Porthos, he had supped very agreeably off a roast leg of mutton, two pheasants, and a perfect heap of cray-fish; he then directed his body to be anointed with perfumed oils, in the manner of the wrestlers of old; and when this anointment was completed, he had himself wrapped in flannels and placed in a warm bed.
The big fellow in flannels is Lord Lundie; the light-built one with the yellow beard painted his picture at the last Academy: He's a swell R.
Kim looked up hurriedly and saw Colonel Creighton in tennis- flannels.
She moved feebly to the window, and tried to detect the cad's white flannels among the laurels.
It shows him in flannels, after some great feat upon the tented field.
I had jumped as a matter of course into the flannels which one naturally wears in the tropics.
The son -- his name was Robert -- was a boy of sixteen at Rugby; and you saw him in flannels and a cricket cap, and again in a tail-coat and a stand-up collar.
A woman carrying a baby in her arms, two small boys with toy spades, and a stout gentleman in flannels all got to the trailing rope at about the same time, and began to dance over it in their attempts to secure it.