A lightweight wool or worsted twill fabric, used chiefly for coat linings.
[French chalon, after Châlons.]
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(Textiles) a light twill-weave woollen fabric used chiefly for coat linings, etc
[C17: from Old French chalon, from the name of Châlons-sur-Marne, France, where it originated]
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a light, twilled woolen fabric used chiefly for linings.
[1655–65; < French chalon, after Châlons-sur-Marne, where made]
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