A woman’s cape of lace or silk with pointed ends at the centre front, popular in the 19th century.
More example sentences
- The pelerine grew wider as it spread over the increasing shoulder line of gigot sleeves.
- wide collar or pelerine of lace or matching dress fabric further emphasised the shoulders.
mid 18th century: from French pèlerine, the sense being a transferred use of the feminine of pèlerin 'pilgrim'.
Definition of pelerine in:
- The US English dictionary