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1. A long, coarse cloak or frock worn especially by Jews during the Middle Ages. Also called gabardine.
2. Chiefly British A laborer's long loose smock.
3. See gabardine.
[Obsolete French gauvardine, from Old French galvardine, perhaps from Middle High German wallevart, pilgrimage : wallen, to roam (from Old High German wallōn; see wel- in Indo-European roots) + vart, journey (from Old High German, from faran, to go; see per- in Indo-European roots).]
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gab•er•dine(ˈgæb ərˌdin, ˌgæb ərˈdin)
1. Also, gabardine. a long, loose coat or frock for men, worn in the Middle Ages, esp. by Jews.
[1510–20; < Middle French gauvardine, gallevardine < Sp gabardina]
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|Noun||1.||gaberdine - 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[ˌgæbəˈdiːn] N (= cloth, raincoat) → gabardina f
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