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 (găb′ər-dēn′, găb′ər-dēn′)
1. A sturdy, tightly woven fabric of cotton, wool, or rayon twill. Also called gaberdine.
2. See gaberdine.
3. Chiefly British A laborer's long loose smock; a gaberdine.

[Alteration of gaberdine.]
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(ˈɡæbəˌdiːn; ˌɡæbəˈdiːn) or


1. (Textiles) a twill-weave worsted, cotton, or spun-rayon fabric
2. (Clothing & Fashion) an ankle-length loose coat or frock worn by men, esp by Jews, in the Middle Ages
3. (Clothing & Fashion) any of various other garments made of gabardine, esp a child's raincoat
[C16: from Old French gauvardine pilgrim's garment, from Middle High German wallewart pilgrimage; related to Spanish gabardina]
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(ˈgæb ərˌdin, ˌgæb ərˈdin)

1. Also, gaberdine. a firm, tightly woven fabric of worsted, cotton, or other fiber, with a twill weave.
[1510–20; sp. variant of gaberdine]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gabardine - a firm durable fabric with a twill weavegabardine - a firm durable fabric with a twill weave
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
2.gabardine - (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white clothgabardine - (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
trouser, pant - (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately; "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
3.gabardine - a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the anklesgabardine - a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles
coverall - a loose-fitting protective garment that is worn over other clothing
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gaberdine [ˌgæbərˈdiːn]
(= material) → gabardine f
(= coat) → gabardine f
modif [coat, skirt] → en gabardine
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, gaberdine
nGabardine m
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"Debate with no man hast thou, With questions art never perplexed, As tame at the first sight as now, In thy plain russet gabardine dressed." ...
The mean and low, yet strangely man-like expression of his wilted countenance; the prying and crafty glance, that showed him ready to gripe at every miserable advantage; his enormous tail (too enormous to be decently concealed under his gabardine), and the deviltry of nature which it betokened,--take this monkey just as he was, in short, and you could desire no better image of the Mammon of copper coin, symbolizing the grossest form of the love of money.
No sooner had they reached the mules, than the Jew, with hasty and trembling hands, secured behind the saddle a small bag of blue buckram, which he took from under his cloak, containing, as be muttered, ``a change of raiment only a change of raiment.'' Then getting upon the animal with more alacrity and haste than could have been anticipated from his years, he lost no time in so disposing of the skirts of his gabardine as to conceal completely from observation the burden which he had thus deposited en croupe.
There is an English garrison at Gibraltar of 6,000 or 7,000 men, and so uniforms of flaming red are plenty; and red and blue, and undress costumes of snowy white, and also the queer uniform of the bare-kneed Highlander; and one sees soft-eyed Spanish girls from San Roque, and veiled Moorish beauties (I suppose they are beauties) from Tarifa, and turbaned, sashed, and trousered Moorish merchants from Fez, and long- robed, bare-legged, ragged Muhammadan vagabonds from Tetuan and Tangier, some brown, some yellow and some as black as virgin ink--and Jews from all around, in gabardine, skullcap, and slippers, just as they are in pictures and theaters, and just as they were three thousand years ago, no doubt.
One morning the tramp docked at Alexandria, and from the deck he looked at the city, white in the sunlight, and the crowd on the wharf; he saw the natives in their shabby gabardines, the blacks from the Soudan, the noisy throng of Greeks and Italians, the grave Turks in tarbooshes, the sunshine and the blue sky; and something happened to him.
Made from thick gabardine material, reinforced with high-density nylon straps and buckles, with extra-large pockets that could fit your kitchen sink.
Manafort had been partial to cashmere coats and gabardine trousers, spending as much as $128,000 at a time.
Roksanda, who now operates in 40 countries, made sparing use of gabardine, silk, and satin, which she fashioned into geometric compositions inspired by her architectural background.
Feminine yet edgy, Chloe's latest -- made of fabrics including tweed wool, wool gabardine and Prince of Wales checks -- features contrasts of matte and shine, colored by a palette made up of wood, terracotta, mocha, midnight blue, grey, beige, khaki and white.
Revived by Schiaparelli's present creative director, Bertrand Guyon, for a series celebrating the house's iconic motifs, the original gold Maison Lesage embroidery now lives on an ivory satin gabardine blazer, paying homage to the designer's enduring inspiration.
The designer's gabardine military jacket had python-print piping on its seam and the jacket solely costs $2,995.