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Definition of farthingale noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

farthingale

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈfɑrðɪŋˌɡeɪl//
 
 
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in the past, a thick piece of material or set of large rings worn under a woman's skirt to give it a wide round shape
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: farthingale