Glossary of terms used on this site
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Gaberdine - Gab-bar-dean - A closely woven twill fabric made from cotton or wool. The fabric is smooth on one side and has a diagonally ribbed surface on the other. Gaberdine, the breathable, weatherproof and tearproof fabric was developed by Thomas Burberry and was first introduced in 1880 and patented in 1888.
Galoshes - (from French: galoches), are a type of rubber shoe or boot that is slipped over shoes to keep them from getting muddy or wet.
Gauntlet - Gaunt-lit - A long glove covering the wrist, typically worn when driving.
Ghillie (or Gillie) Collar - Gil-i - Named after a Highland Chief’s attendant. This is when a jacket can be done up at the neck, like a coat , keeping the Scottish weather out and giving the jacket its name.
Gillie Collar (or Ghillie) - Gil-i - Named after a Highland Chief’s attendant. This is when a jacket can be done up at the neck, like a coat , keeping the Scottish weather out and giving the jacket its name.
Guernsey - Gurn-zi - A close fitting knitted upper garment, worn by sailors or fishermen.