hobble skirt


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hobble skirt

n.
A long skirt, popular between 1910 and 1914, that was so narrow below the knees that it restricted normal stride.

hobble skirt

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a long skirt, popular between 1910 and 1914, cut so narrow at the ankles that it hindered walking

hob′ble skirt`


n.
a woman's long skirt that is very narrow at the bottom.
[1910–15]

hobble skirt

A long skirt cut so narrow at the ankle that the wearer’s walking is restricted.
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Noun1.hobble skirt - a long skirt very narrow below the knees, worn between 1910 and 1914
skirt - a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women
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