hobble skirt
noun Date: 1911 a skirt constricted at the bottom

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hobble skirt — Hob ble skirt A woman s skirt so scant at the bottom as to restrain freedom of movement after the fashion of a hobble. {Hob ble skirt ed}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hobble skirt — n. a woman s long skirt so narrow below the knees as to hinder the wearer s movements; esp., such a skirt popular from 1910 to 1914 …   English World dictionary

  • Hobble skirt — A hobble skirt [1] is a skirt with a narrow enough hem to significantly impede the wearer s stride, thus earning its name. A knee long corset is also used to achieve this effect. A dress consisting of such skirt is called a hobble dress. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • hobble skirt — noun A skirt with a narrow enough hem to significantly impede the wearer’s stride, or hobble the wearer …   Wiktionary

  • hobble skirt — hob′ble skirt n. clo a woman s long skirt that is very narrow at the bottom • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • hobble skirt — noun a long skirt very narrow below the knees, worn between 1910 and 1914 • Hypernyms: ↑skirt …   Useful english dictionary

  • hobble skirt — a woman s skirt that is very narrow at the bottom, causing the wearer to walk with short, mincing steps. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • hobble skirt — n. long skirt and extremely narrow at the ankles that was popular between 1910 and 1914 …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hobble skirt — noun a skirt so narrow at the hem as to impede walking, popular in the early 20th century …   English new terms dictionary

  • hobble skirt — /ˈhɒbəl skɜt/ (say hobuhl skert) noun a woman s ankle length skirt which is so narrow at the bottom that it restricts her ability to walk …   Australian English dictionary

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