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What is "Gabardine" - Definition & Explanation

It is basically a fabric woven in 2/2 twill construction. Materials used commonly are cotton and worsted.
Gabardine is a tough, tightly woven fabric often used to make suits, overcoats and trousers. The fibre used to make the fabric is traditionally worsted (a woolen yarn), but may also be cotton, synthetic or mixed. The fabric is smooth on one side and has a diagonally ribbed surface on the other.
A tightly woven, twilled, worsted fabric in cotton, rayon or a blend with slight diagonal lines on the face and a raised twill. Wool gabardine is known as a year-round fabric for business suits and wears extremely well. It has a clear finish, tightly woven, firm, durable, rather lustrous, but it can be given a dull finish. Inclined to shine with wear and is hard to press properly. Used in men's and women's tailored suits, coats, raincoats, uniforms, and men's shirts.
A tightly woven, twilled, worsted fabric with a slight diagonal line on the right side. Wool gabardine is known as a year-round fabric for business suiting. Polyester, cotton, rayon, and various blends are also used in making gabardine.
Gabardine is a tough, tightly woven fabric used to make suits, overcoats and trousers, or a garment made from the material. The fibre used to make the fabric is traditionally worsted (a woolen yarn), but may also be cotton, synthetic or mixed. The fabric is smooth on one side and has a diagonally ribbed surface on the other.
The fabric takes its name from the garment, the gaberdine, which is a long, loose overgarment tied at the waist. This was commonly worn in Europe in the Middle Ages by pilgrims, beggars and almsmen, and for some time later by many European Jews
A fiber worsted with required twill face.
A firmly woven, warp-faced twill cloth
A tightly woven, twilled, worsted fabric with a slight diagonal line on the right side. Wool gabardine is known as a year-round fabric for business suiting.
A garment of gabardine, namely a durable wool or rayon fabric twilled with diagonal ribs on the right side. A firm hard-finish durable fabric (as of wool or rayon) twilled with diagonal ribs on the right side; also gaberdine.
These weaves give the characteristic single-diagonal lines noted on the face of the cloth. There are twice as many threads per inch in the warp than there are in the weft.

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