What is a gaberdine?

What is a gaberdine? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. A long cloak. [from c. 1520]
  2. A textile: gabardine.
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He spread out the skirts of his gaberdine and pirouetted between the lines of tethered horses.
He was old, and his woollen gaberdine still reeked of the stinking artemisia of the mountain passes.
A shrivelled arm, a dropsied leg, were to Ribera what a breast-plate and a gaberdine were to Rembrandt.
When I last saw you your gaberdine was out at elbows, and now you sail in your own gondola.
Did these Yankee ignoramuses suppose he did not share their aversion from the gaberdine or the three brass balls?
He was an unshaven little man in a threadbare coat like a gaberdine, with his feet in slippers, and I thought him a harmless fool.

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