Meaning of “cassock” in the English Dictionary


"cassock" in English

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cassocknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæs.ək/ us /ˈkæs.ək/

Examples from literature

  • Francis was dressed in a mantle of cloth of gold, which fell over a jewelled cassock of gold frieze. 
  • He hitched up his cassock to lift his foot, just as the women hold up their skirts, and climbed into the coach. 
  • Then he began to feel his pockets, passing his hands down his worn cassock. 
  • Two of them have a scarf over a surplice or, as is more likely, a loose-sleeved cassock. 
  • Village cures in their black cassocks and shovel hats, and monks in sandals and brown woollen robes, were everywhere. 

(Definition of “cassock” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)