Kir"tle (?), n. [OE. kirtel, curtel, AS. cyrtel; skin to Icel. kyrtill, Sw. kjortel, Dan. kiortel, kiole.]
A garment varying in form and use at different times, and worn doth by men and women.
Wearing her Norman car, and her kirtle of blue.
⇒ The term is still retained in the provinces, in the sense of " an outer petticoat."
© Webster 1913.