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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A stiff coarse fabric used to stiffen hats or clothing; A full stiff petticoat made of a type of fabric; A skirt stiffened with hoops.

Usage examples (35)
  • The ship was to carry a "crinoline" of stanchions along her water-line, practically a fixed torpedo-net.
  • Once I got to "crinoline", which has next-to-no explanation
  • The coal-scuttle bonnet and the incipient crinoline of
  • Sew a strip of crinoline flat over seam to smooth it up. for more
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