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hoop skirt

a woman's skirt made to stand out and drape in a stiff bell-like shape from the waist by an undergarment framework of flexible hoops connected by tapes.
the framework for such a skirt.
Also called hoop.
Origin of hoop skirt
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The old hoop skirt was before our day, but corsets and bustles were worn.
  • The caged crinoline was also known as the hoop skirt because of the series of concentric hoops found in its earlier version.

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