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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Gabardine \Gab`ar*dine"\, Gaberdine \Gab`er*dine"\, n. [Sp.
     gabardina; cf. It. gavardina, OF. galvardine, calvardine,
     gavardine, galeverdine; perh. akin to Sp. & OF. gaban a sort
     of cloak or coat for rainy weather, F. caban great coat with
     a hood and sleeves, It. gabbano and perh. to E. cabin.]
     A coarse frock or loose upper garment formerly worn by Jews;

     a mean dress. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n 1: a firm durable fabric with a twill weave
       2: (usually in the plural) trousers [syn: {flannel}, {tweed}, {white}]
       3: a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles
          [syn: {duster}, {gaberdine}, {smock}, {dust coat}]

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