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Meaning of crinoline

crin•o•line

Pronunciation: (krin'l-in), [key]
— n.
  1. a petticoat of haircloth or other stiff material, worn under a full skirt to keep it belled out.
  2. a stiff, coarse cotton material for interlining.
  3. a hoop skirt.
  4. a reinforcement of iron straps for holding together brickwork, as of a furnace or chimney.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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