[n] - a hoop worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally
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Far'thin·gale noun [ Middle English vardingale , fardingale , from Old French vertugale , verdugade , French vertugade , vertugadin , from Spanish verdugado , being named from its hoops, from verdu...
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A hoop skirt or hoop petticoat, or other light, elastic material, used to extend the petticoat. 'We'll revel it as bravely as the best, . . . With ruffs and cuffs, and farthingales and things.' (Shak) ... Origin: OE. Vardingale, fardingale, fr. OF. Vertugale, verdugade, F. Vertugade, vertugadin, fro...
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noun a hoop worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally; worn by European women in the 16th and 17th centuries
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• (n.) A hoop skirt or hoop petticoat, or other light, elastic material, used to extend the petticoat.
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underskirt expanded by a series of circular hoops that increase in diameter from the waist down to the hem and are sewn into the underskirt to make ... [1 related articles]
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Farthingale is a term applied to any of several structures used under Western European women`s clothing in the late 15th and 16th centuries to support the skirts into the desired shape. It originated in Spain. == Spanish farthingale == The Spanish vertugado, from which "farthingale" derives, was a ...
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A farthingale was a hoop made of whalebone, steel or wood and used in its most extreme form in the 17th century as a support for wide spreading skirts. The farthingale originated in Spain and was the precursor of the crinoline.
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a hoop worn beneath the skirt. Also referred to as Verdingales.
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