Crinoline

Crin"o*line

(kr?n"?-l?n), n. [F., fr. crin hair,L. crinis.] 1. A kind of stiff cloth, used chiefly by women, for underskirts, to expand the gown worn over it; -- so called because originally made of hair.
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2. A lady's skirt made of any stiff material; latterly, a hoop skirt.
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