A durable, tightly woven twill fabric. Gabardine has fine, but distinct, diagonal cords. It is usually made from cotton, wool, silk, rayon, or polyester. Gabardine is used for coats, suits, slacks, and skirts. It is also treated with waterproofing and used for raincoats.
Synonyms and Related Terms
gaberdine (Br.); gabercord (Br.); tela de gabardina (Esp.); gabardine (Ned);
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