crinoline definition

  • noun:
    • A coarse rigid fabric of cotton fiber or horsehair used especially to line and stiffen hats and garments.
    • A petticoat made from this fabric.
    • A hoop top.
    • A stiff fabric created from cotton fiber and horsehair
    • A stiff petticoat made of this fabric
    • A skirt stiffened with hoops
    • some sort of stiff fabric, made use of mainly by females, for underskirts, to expand the gown worn over it; -- so-called because originally made of hair.
    • a girl's dress made from any stiff product; latterly, a hoop dress.
    • A stiff product initially made completely or in part of horsehair, whence title.
    • For this reason A skirt made of this stuff or of every stiffened or starched material.
    • A framework of fine steel or other hoops or springs, useful for distending the gown; a hoop-skirt. See farthingale and hoop-skirt.
    • A contrivance donned by scuba divers in deep water to enable them to breathe much more freely. It's put across the human body and tied up as you're watching stomach.
    • the full rigid petticoat made of crinoline fabric
    • a stiff coarse material always stiffen hats or garments
    • a skirt stiffened with hoops
  • others:
    • regarding or resembling a crinoline in structure.

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