Cardigan jacket
Cardigan Car"di*gan, Cardigan jacket Car"di*gan jack`et [From the Earl of Cardigan, who was famous in the Crimean campaign of 1854-55.] 1. A warm jacket of knit worsted with or without sleeves, especially a knitted jacket with sleeves that is fastened up the front with buttons or a zipper. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cardigan — Car di*gan, Cardigan jacket Car di*gan jack et [From the Earl of Cardigan, who was famous in the Crimean campaign of 1854 55.] 1. A warm jacket of knit worsted with or without sleeves, especially a knitted jacket with sleeves that is fastened up… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cardigan — /kahr di geuhn/, n. a usually collarless knitted sweater or jacket that opens down the front. Also called cardigan sweater, cardigan jacket. [1865 70; named after J. T. Brudnell, 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797 1868), British cavalryman of Crimean War …   Universalium

  • Cardigan, James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of, Baron Brudenell Of Stonton — ▪ British general born , Oct. 16, 1797, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, Eng. died March 27/28, 1868, Deene Park, Northamptonshire       British general who led the charge of the Light Brigade of British cavalry against the Russians in the Battle of… …   Universalium

  • Cardigan, James Thomas Brudenell, 7th earl of — born Oct. 16, 1797, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, Eng. died March 27/28, 1868, Deene Park, Northamptonshire British general. After entering the army (1824), he purchased promotions to become a lieutenant colonel (1832) and gained a reputation as a… …   Universalium

  • cardigan — [kär′di gən] n. [after 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797 1868), Eng general] a sweater or jacket, usually knitted, that opens down the front and is usually collarless and long sleeved: also cardigan sweater (or jacket) …   English World dictionary

  • cardigan — 1868, from James Thomas Brudenell (1797 1868), 7th Earl of Cardigan, English general distinguished in the Crimean War, who set the style, in one account supposedly wearing such a jacket while leading the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cardigan (sweater) — A cardigan is a type of sweater/jumper that ties, buttons or zips down the front; by contrast, a pullover does not open in front, but forms a solid tube around the torso. The cardigan was named after James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan,… …   Wikipedia

  • jacket — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. coat, sack or suit coat, dinner or smoking jacket, tuxedo, sport coat; jerkin; windbreaker, pea jacket or coat; peel, rind, skin. See clothing, covering. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. blazer, parka,… …   English dictionary for students

  • jacket — n . coat, coatee, pea jacket, mackinaw jacket or mackinaw, Inf. mac, windbreaker, dreadnought, parka, anorak; cardigan, camisole, sack, jumper; sports coat or jacket, blazer; (in the Renaissance) doublet, (in the eighteenth and nineteenth… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • cardigan — UK [ˈkɑː(r)dɪɡən] / US [ˈkɑrdɪɡən] noun [countable] Word forms cardigan : singular cardigan plural cardigans a jacket knitted from wool, that you fasten at the front with buttons or a zip • Cultural note: Cardigans are usually thought of as an… …   English dictionary

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