Definition of Crinoline

1. Noun. A skirt stiffened with hoops.

Exact synonyms: Hoopskirt
Terms within: Hoop
Generic synonyms: Skirt



2. Noun. A full stiff petticoat made of crinoline fabric.
Generic synonyms: Half-slip, Petticoat, Underskirt

3. Noun. A stiff coarse fabric used to stiffen hats or clothing.
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile

Definition of Crinoline

1. n. A kind of stiff cloth, used chiefly by women, for underskirts, to expand the gown worn over it; -- so called because originally made of hair.

Definition of Crinoline

1. Noun. A stiff fabric made from cotton and horsehair ¹

2. Noun. A stiff petticoat made from this fabric ¹

3. Noun. A skirt stiffened with hoops ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crinoline

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crinoline

crinkleroot
crinkles
crinklier
crinkliest
crinkliness
crinkling
crinklings
crinkly
crinky
crinogenic
crinoid
crinoidal
crinoidean
crinoideans
crinoids
crinoline (current term)
crinolined
crinolines
crinophagy
crinose
crinosities
crinosity
crinum
crinums
criollo
criollos
criosphinx
criosphinxes
cripe
cripes

Literary usage of Crinoline

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"The natural meaning of the section is that on. crinoline cloth an ad valorem ... On hair cloth known as crinoline cloth, 125 Ü. & The fact that 20 per cent ..."

2. Romantic Love and Personal Beauty: Their Development, Causal Relations by Henry Theophilus Finck (1887)
"For we read that when, in 1856, the crinoline came in again, it was preceded by the " inelegant bustle in the upper part of the skirt " ; and it is a ..."

3. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1858)
"crinoline AND WHALES. As, (borrowing a mechanical simile) certain clocks with glass faces are cunningly devised to cheat an observer into tho belief that ..."

4. The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion by Richard Miller Devens (1866)
"Effect of crinoline on 'Union' Sentiments. William Growman, a rebel deserter, who was drafted in Michigan, escaped from the provost-marshal by concealing ..."

5. The Local Courts' and Municipal GazetteLaw reports, digests, etc (1865)
"crinoline IN COURT. We have the highest respect for the " great unpaid:"* we consider the gratuitous performance of a great public duty by the gentry of ..."

6. The Romance of Madame Tussaud's by John Theodore Tussaud (1920)
"The crinoline period known to our mothers was, curiously enough, ... The crinoline of Madame Sappe brings vividly to mind an amusing story related by my ..."

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