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a style of dress or other garment consisting of A-shaped panels that give increasing fullness toward the hemline: an A-line skirt
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align – to bring into a line or alignment; straighten; to join with others in a cause: They align themselves with the environmental movement.
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Having a fitted top and a flared bottom: an A-line dress.
[From garments being shaped like a capital A.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Clothing & Fashion) (of a garment, esp a skirt or dress) flaring slightly from the waist or shoulders
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. (in women's clothing) a cut of garment consisting of A-shaped panels with the widest portion at the hemline.adj.
2. being of such cut: an A-line coat.
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A-line- A dress or skirt shaped like an A, created by Christian Dior.
See also related terms for skirt.
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|Noun||1.||A-line - women's clothing that has a fitted top and a flared skirt that is widest at the hemline; "it is called the A-line because the effect resembles the capital letter A"|
woman's clothing - clothing that is designed for women to wear
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