kirtle definition

  • noun:
    • Archaic a person's knee-length tunic or coating.
    • Archaic a lady's gown or skirt.
    • A knee-length tunic.
    • A garment differing in kind and use at differing times, and used both by people.
    • In previous use, a garment which the form and purpose varied at different times.
    • A tunic or undergarment; a shirt.
    • A close-fitting dress for ladies, which sometimes was called a long kirtle along with a train.
    • A garment like a doublet for males.
    • A cloak.
    • A monk's gown. Coat and kirtle tend to be pointed out collectively in the seventeenth century as developing a lady's outfit: as, a tawny camlet coat and kirtle price £10 17s. In this situation kirtle is evidently the petticoat, or even the apparel used under the coat. See half-kirtle, aud full kirtle, here.
    • An outer petticoat.
    • A coat or level of plaster.
    • A quantity of flax, about 100 weight.
    • a garment resembling a tunic which was donned by males at the center years
    • a lengthy dress donned by females
  • others:
    • To dispose in the way of a kirtle.

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