Definition of shirting in English:



mass noun
  • 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 cotton shirtings with their muted colours are a terrific buy for the summer.’
    • ‘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 company also released a new cotton/linen shirting blend.’