Definition of pelerine in English:

pelerine

Line breaks: pel¦er|ine
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛlərɪn
 
, ˈpɛləriːn/

noun

historical
  • 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.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French pèlerine, the sense being a transferred use of the feminine of pèlerin 'pilgrim'.

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