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hoop skirt

noun
1.
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.
2.
the framework for such a skirt.
Also called hoop.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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