2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Crinoline \Crin"o*line\ (kr?n"?-l?n), noun [F., fr. crin hair,L. crinis.]

1. A kind of stiff cloth, used chiefly by women, for underskirts, to expand the gown worn over it; -- so called because originally made of hair.

2. A lady's skirt made of any stiff material; latterly, a hoop skirt.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a skirt stiffened with hoops [syn: {hoopskirt}, {crinoline}]

2: a full stiff petticoat made of crinoline fabric

3: a stiff coarse fabric used to stiffen hats or clothing

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