Shawl (?), n. [Per. & Hind. shal: cf. F. chale.]

A square or oblong cloth of wool, cotton, silk, or other textile or netted fabric, used, especially by women, as a loose covering for the neck and shoulders.

India shawl, a kind of rich shawl made in India from the wool of the Cashmere goat. It is woven in pieces, which are sewed together. -- Shawl goat Zool., the Cashmere goat.


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Shawl, v. t.

To wrap in a shawl.



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