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bustle

noun [C] (DRESS)    /ˈbʌs.l̩/
a frame worn under a dress or skirt by women in the late 19th century to make the skirt stick outRenaissance: 1501 to 1899
(Definition of bustle noun (DRESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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