Definition of "gaberdine" [gab•er•dine]

  • (noun) A long, coarse cloak or frock worn especially by Jews during the Middle Ages. Also called gabardine.
  • (noun) Chiefly British A loose smock worn by laborers.
  • (noun) See gabardine.

Use "gaberdine" in a sentence

  • "[82] A gaberdine is a shaggy cloak of coarse but warm materials."
  • "Only yesterday my year 7s were falling about watching two of their number lying on the floor in front of the whiteboard, fooling about under a "gaberdine"."
  • "I didn't grow much until I was about fourteen by which time it was still functioning as a mini gaberdine raincoat as per the fashion and with the belt buckled around the back as you did."

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