crinoline

stiff flax or cotton fabric

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  • crinoline — [ krinɔlin ] n. f. • 1829; it. crinolino, de crino « crin » et lino « lin » 1 ♦ Vx Étoffe à trame de crin. 2 ♦ Par ext. (1856) Armature de baleines et de cercles d acier flexibles, que les femmes portaient sous leur jupe pour la faire bouffer. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • crinoline — 1830, from Fr. crinoline hair cloth (19c.), from It. crinolino, from crino horsehair (from L. crinis hair ) + lino flax, thread, from L. linum (see LINEN (Cf. linen)). So called from the warp and woof fibers of the original mixture …   Etymology dictionary

  • Crinoline — Crin o*line (kr?n ? l?n), n. [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 A kind of stiff cloth, used chiefly by women, for underskirts, to expand the gown worn over it; so called because originally made of hair. [1913 Webster] 2. A lady s skirt made of any …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crinoline — (v. franz.), 1) Gewebe aus Roßhaar, vorzüglich zu Möbelbezügen; 2) Drahtgestell, welches von Frauen unter dem Oberkleide getragen wird, um dem Rocke einen größeren Umfang zu geben u. denselben glatt zu erhalten; war 1856 zuerst in Frankreich Mode …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Crinoline — A fabric used as stiffening for dress purposes, width 18 in. to 22 in.,made of horsehair and cotton yarns. An all cotton variety is made with hard twist warp. During the Second Empire m France (1852 1870) and the same, or Mid Victorian, period in …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • crinoline — ► NOUN ▪ a stiffened or hooped petticoat formerly worn to make a long skirt stand out. ORIGIN French, from Latin crinis hair + linum thread …   English terms dictionary

  • crinoline — [krin′ə lin΄, krin′lēn΄] n. [Fr < It crinolino < crino, horsehair (< L crinis: see CRINITE) + lino, linen < L linum: see LINE2] 1. a coarse, stiff, heavily sized cloth used as a lining for stiffening garments: orig. made of horsehair… …   English World dictionary

  • Crinoline — Bustle cage crinoline, c. 1868, Victoria and Albert Museum. Cutaway vie …   Wikipedia

  • Crinoline — Robe à crinoline Séquence de pose d une cr …   Wikipédia en Français

  • crinoline — /krin l in/, n. 1. a petticoat of haircloth or other stiff material, worn under a full skirt to keep it belled out. 2. a stiff, coarse cotton material for interlining. 3. a hoop skirt. 4. a reinforcement of iron straps for holding together… …   Universalium

  • crinoline — (kri no li n ) s. f. 1°   Étoffe de crin dont on fait des cols, des sacs, des couvertures de meubles, des jupons ; la chaîne de l étoffe est en fil noir et la trame en crin. Casquette de crinoline. Jupe garnie de crinoline. 2°   Espèce de jupon… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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