farthingale

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far·thin·gale

 (fär′thĭn-gāl′, -thĭng-)
n.
A support, such as a hoop, worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally from the waist, used by European women in the 1500s and 1600s.

[Alteration of obsolete verdynggale, from obsolete French verdugale, from Old Spanish verdugado, from verdugo, stick, shoot of a tree, from verde, green, from Latin viridis, from virēre, to be green.]

farthingale

(ˈfɑːðɪŋˌɡeɪl)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a hoop or framework worn under skirts, esp in the Elizabethan period, to shape and spread them
[C16: from French verdugale, from Old Spanish verdugado, from verdugo rod]

far•thin•gale

(ˈfɑr ðɪŋˌgeɪl)

n.
a framework of hoops worn under a woman's skirt to expand it: popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.
[1545–55; earlier verdynggale < Middle French verdugale, alter. of Old Spanish verdugado, derivative of verdugo tree shoot, rod, derivative of verde green < Latin viridis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.farthingale - a hoop worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontallyfarthingale - a hoop worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally; worn by European women in the 16th and 17th centuries
hoop - a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
Translations

farthingale

nReifrock m, → Krinoline f
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She plans to acquire a new farthingale, a French hood, a bumroll, a periwig, a fan, and a mask (10.37-47).
A further puzzle is how much space the full sail of Elizabethan female regalia--farthingales, bumrolls, kirtles, gowns, puffed sleeves--would occupy, whether seated or standing.
The female characters were laced into corseted tops with great bumrolls jutting their skirts out and ornate head-dresses set atop their hair.