Definition of crinoline noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkrɪnəlɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɪnəlɪn//
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a frame that was worn under a skirt by some women in the past in order to give the skirt a very round full shape Word Originmid 19th cent. (originally referring to the material used to make early crinolines): from French, formed irregularly from Latin crinis ‘hair’ + linum ‘thread’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crinoline