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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Besides his lavish entertaining, he wore expensive gabardine suits and handmade shoes.
▪ The ticket he was presented that morning by the silent man in the medium-grey gabardine raincoat was just another ticket.
▪ Under that boldly amused scrutiny, her smart white gabardine culottes suddenly failed to cover quite enough bare, slender brown leg.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gabardine \Gab`ar*dine"\, Gaberdine \Gab`er*dine"\, n. [Sp. gabardina; cf. It. gavardina, OF. galvardine, calvardine, gavardine, galeverdine; perh. akin to Sp. & OF. gaban a sort of cloak or coat for rainy weather, F. caban great coat with a hood and sleeves, It. gabbano and perh. to E. cabin.] A coarse frock or loose upper garment formerly worn by Jews; a mean dress.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1590s, "dress, covering," variant of gaberdine. Meaning "closely woven cloth" is from 1904.


n. 1 (context uncountable countable English) A type of woolen cloth with a diagonal ribbed texture on one side. 2 (context uncountable countable English) A similar fabric, made from cotton 3 (context countable English) A gaberdine (garment) 4 (context countable English) A yellow robe that Jews in England were compelled to wear in the year 1189 as a mark of distinction

  1. n. a firm durable fabric with a twill weave

  2. (usually in the plural) trousers [syn: flannel, tweed, white]

  3. a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles [syn: duster, gaberdine, smock, dust coat]


Gabardine is a tough, tightly woven fabric used to make suits, overcoats, trousers, uniforms, windbreakers, and other garments.

Gabardine (band)

Gabardine was a band on Saddle Creek Records that formed in 1996. Composed of members of Beep Beep, Broken Spindles, Head of Femur, and The Faint, their members were Chris Hughes, Eric Bemberger, Ben Armstrong, and Joel Petersen. They released one self-titled album and added two tracks to the Saddle Creek sampler. They broke up in the summer of 1998.

Gabardine (disambiguation)

Gabardine is a tough, tightly woven fabric used to make suits, overcoats, trousers and other garments.

Gabardine may also refer to:

  • Gabardine (band), an American indie rock group
    • Gabardine, the band's eponymous debut album
  • Gaberdine, a cloak or gown worn in the Middle Ages

Usage examples of "gabardine".

They were all perspiring in the humidity by now, though Sternberg led the field in gabardine slacks and a forehead full of tributaries.

Mark sees the anomaly in the gabardine, and Magda seems diplomatically to be avoiding looking down at all.

Knowing she was in for a tough four days, Jenna stood up and smoothed her deep-green gabardine split skirt back in place- As she walked back to the smoking car, she took in everything around her.

Jenna reached for her split gabardine skirt, but before adding it to her underwear, she stopped and looked at it.

Scuz shuffling through the door, stepping on the frayed ends of his,shoelaces and scratching his balls, which was easy to do given the shiny baggy gabardine pants ready to wear through.

Cole was there, too, in fresh gabardine pants and a white shirt, and wearing the look of a young buck in high good humor.

Her pants of thin black gabardine clung to her hips and thighs at each step.

She wore a bottle-green gabardine suit so beautifully cut it did wonders for her somewhat plumpish figure.

Its owner was a small man wearing a cardigan sweater, loose gabardine slacks, and to complete the odd ensemble, slippers.

Though I wore a sweater, jeans, and a long gabardine coat that should have protected me from the breeze, I felt chilled.

The day was extremely hot and I was wearing a short-sleeved fawn linen shirt made for me by Domediakis in Berwick Street, Soho, pale cream tropical nine-ounce double-pleated gabardine trousers from Adeney and Briggs and blue-and-white canvas yachting shoes.

Since his return from England he had resumed the dress of his race in his country-- the long dark gabardine or kaftan, with a scarf for girdle, the black slippers, and the black skull-cap.

The Twister was covered in a one piece sheath of polished anodised aluminum, the Doctor in a two-piece grey gabardine.

It had been made by our able sailmaker, R:onne, and was of very thin windproof gabardine.

Until the new uniforms were issued, they were forced to wear their old improvised uniforms--tan gabardine slacks, white shirts, and battle jackets.