What is a gaberdine?

What is a gaberdine? Here are some definitions.

  1. A long cloak. [from c. 1520]
  2. A textile: gabardine.
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A shrivelled arm, a dropsied leg, were to Ribera what a breast-plate and a gaberdine were to Rembrandt.
Did these Yankee ignoramuses suppose he did not share their aversion from the gaberdine or the three brass balls?
He had, moreover, seen the Triller's gaberdine hanging in the monastery at Ebersdorf.
The helper then threw off his gaberdine, and showed himself to be St. George.
He spread out the skirts of his gaberdine and pirouetted between the lines of tethered horses.
They had dressed him in a gaberdine and set the yellow cap on his shaven poll.

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