Kirtle

Kir"tle

(?), n. [OE. kirtel, curtel, AS. cyrtel; skin to Icel. kyrtill, Sw. kjortel, Dan. kiortel, kiole.] A garment varying in form and use at different times, and worn both by men and women.
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Wearing her Norman car, and her kirtle of blue.
Longfellow.
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The term is still retained in the provinces, in the sense of "an outer petticoat." Halliwell.
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