Definition of "raglan" [rag•lan]

  • Having or being a sleeve that extends in one piece to the neckline of the garment, with slanted seams from the armhole to the neck. (adjective)
  • A garment, such as an overcoat or a sweater, that has raglan sleeves. (noun)

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Use "raglan" in a sentence
  • "Where I grew up a raglan is a type of sweater (jumper to Brits) with a particular style of shoulder seam."
  • "I do agree, Knititch, that knitting a circular raglan is fun because of the way it goes faster and faster."
  • "Seriously, the beauty of a top-down raglan is that you can try it on as you go and make fit decisions on the fly."