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Meaning of shawl

shawl

Pronunciation: (shôl), [key]
— n.
  1. a square, triangular, or oblong piece of wool or other material worn, esp. by women, about the shoulders, or the head and shoulders, in place of a coat or hat outdoors, and indoors as protection against chill or dampness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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