Gábardine. n.s. [gavardina, Italian.] A coarse frock; any mean dress.
My best way is to creep under his gabardine; there is no other shelter hereabout. Shakespeare's Tempest.
You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog,
And spit upon my Jewish gabardine. Shakes. Mer. of Venice.
The knight did straight submit,
And laid his weapons at her feet:
Next he disrob'd his gabardine,
And with it did himself resign. Hudibras, b. i.