Meaning of “crinoline” in the English Dictionary

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"crinoline" in British English

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crinolinenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkrɪn.əl.ɪn/ us /ˈkrɪn.əl.ɪn/

Examples from literature

  • Cover the seam with a strip of crinoline to smooth it up. 
  • Cut piece of crinoline, the exact shape of the crown, plus one inch all around. 
  • She wore no vestige of crinoline, and hardly anything that could be called a train. 
  • Women did not take to moving with freedom because the crinoline went out, but the crinoline went out when they took to moving with freedom. 

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