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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
References in classic literature ?
It was in Queen Anne's time that the bone was in its glory, the farthingale being then all the fashion.
A bell with an old voice - which I dare say in its time had often said to the house, Here is the green farthingale, Here is the diamondhilted sword, Here are the shoes with red heels and the blue solitaire, - sounded gravely in the moonlight, and two cherrycoloured maids came fluttering out to receive Estella.
The age had not so much refinement, that any sense of impropriety restrained the wearers of petticoat and farthingale from stepping forth into the public ways, and wedging their not unsubstantial persons, if occasion were, into the throng nearest to the scaffold at an execution.
Well then let me tell them that if these nets, instead of being green cord, were made of the hardest diamonds, or stronger than that wherewith the jealous god of blacksmiths enmeshed Venus and Mars, I would break them as easily as if they were made of rushes or cotton threads." But just as he was about to press forward and break through all, suddenly from among some trees two shepherdesses of surpassing beauty presented themselves to his sight- or at least damsels dressed like shepherdesses, save that their jerkins and sayas were of fine brocade; that is to say, the sayas were rich farthingales of gold embroidered tabby.
A bell with an old voice--which I dare say in its time had often said to the house, Here is the green farthingale, Here is the diamond-hilted sword, Here are the shoes with red heels and the blue solitaire,--sounded gravely in the moonlight [...].
1971 DAVID BOWIE HIT LIFE ON MARS was inspired by Hermione Farthingale who is "the girl with the mousy hair".
Hermione Farthingale, said by many to be the inspiration behind "the girl with the mousy hair" in 1971 hit Life On Mars, was also the singer's lover.
What was a farthingale? A A hooped petticoat B An English garden bird C A lace summer hat D A wax jacket 8.
The wendingale and farthingale. The penny farthing ale.
What was a farthingale? A A hooped petticoat B A English garden bird C A lace summer hat D A wax jacket 8.
What was a farthingale? A Hooped petticoat B English garden bird C Lace summer hat D Wax jacket 12.
In one minute, she had to put on a full farthingale skirt, another skirt, a bodice, a standing collar, gloves, a wig, a headpiece, and a neck ruff.