Definitions for "Gaberdine"
Keywords:  frock, gabardine, jews, loose, coarse
A coarse frock or loose upper garment formerly worn by Jews; a mean dress.
See Gabardine.
Gaberdines or gabardines were originally a long, loose coat or frock for men worn in the Middle Ages, especially by Jews. In modern usage gaberdin overcoats were commonly worn by men and boys. Many British private schools perscribed a particular style of gaberdine raincoat to be worn over their school uniform.
A firmly woven, clear-finished, warp-faced fabric in which the end density considerably exceeds the pick density, the twill line thus being produced at a steep angle. It is usually woven in 2/1 and 2/2 twills and largely used for raincoats and sportswear.
a closely woven twill fabric of a worsted cotton or spun yarn.
A firmly woven, warp-faced twill cloth.