Originally a petticoat made of horsehair fabric that was used in the mid-19th century to add volume to a skirt. A secondary definition for crinoline is as a stiff, coarse fabric made of Linen, Cotton or Horsehair. Crinoline fabric was used to line and stiffen book bindings, hats, garments and petticoats.
Synonyms and Related Terms
crinolina (Esp.); crinoline (hoepelrok, petticoat); crinoline (stof) (weefsel van garen en paardenhaar) (Ned);
Resources and Citations
- Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crinoline (Accessed October 2020)