A-line

A-line

[ey-lahyn]
noun
1.
(especially in women's clothing) a cut of garment consisting basically of two A -shaped panels for the front and back, designed to give increasing fullness toward the hemline.
2.
a garment having such a cut.
adjective
3.
being of such design or cut: an A-line coat; an A-line dress.

Origin:
1960–65

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A-line
 
adj
(of a garment, esp a skirt or dress) flaring slightly from the waist or shoulders

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A-line
descriptive of a dress or skirt flared in shape of a letter "A," 1955, in ref. to Christian Dior.
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