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A material for making shirts, especially a fine cotton in plain colours or incorporating a traditional woven stripe.as modifier ‘Oxford is shirting fabric with a lustrous, soft finish’count noun ‘superfine cotton shirtings’
- ‘The company also released a new cotton/linen shirting blend.’
- ‘The small size also allows us to observe textural differences, such as the distinction between wool gabardine and cotton shirting, without the substances becoming unduly associative.’
- ‘Examples include most bed, kitchen and bath linens, shirting, denim, poplin and other similar goods.’
- ‘Striped seersucker and oxford-cloth shirting lend a tailored look to a window, making it suitable for a room where froufrou just won't do.’
- ‘The cotton shirtings with their muted colours are a terrific buy for the summer.’
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