Knickerbocker

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Knickerbocker A linsey-woolsey fabric having a rough knotted surface on the right side; used for women's dresses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Baseball rules were codified in 1846 by Alexander Cartwright of the Knickerbocker Baseball Club.
    • n Knickerbocker A descendant of the Dutch settlers of New Netherlands.
    • n Knickerbocker [lowercase] A stout fabric of wool and linen having a rough or knotted surface, used for women's dresses.
    • n Knickerbocker [lowercase] plural Loosely fitting knee-breeches resembling those represented as worn by the Dutch in the seventeenth century; by extension, the whole dress of the lower limbs of which those knee-breeches form part, including the long stocking worn with them; also, the whole costume. Knickerbockers are worn by young boys, and also by sportsmen, by bicyclers, and sometimes by travelers.
    • Knickerbocker Pertaining to or regarded as characteristic of the original Dutch settlers in New York, or their descendants.
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Usage

In literature:

Firstly, it must mean that the knickerbockers were made out of the skirt.
"Marge Askinforit" by Barry Pain
The Empire stage was too small, so the play was produced at the Knickerbocker Theater.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
It was November, when knickerbockered and culture-seeking tourists no longer fill the cheap hotels of Paris.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
Gotown will be Petroleum City before it gets out of its knickerbockers, or I'm a Dutchman.
"A Pirate of Parts" by Richard Neville
And I found myself close to the platform, listening to the cry of a man in gilt knickerbockers.
"Friendship Village" by Zona Gale
An unsightly smear of grease on the reverse breadth of my blue knickerbockers was the consequence.
"Fibble, D. D." by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
He was dressed in a little jacket-suit, and wore a linen collar; the knickerbockers, loose and badly cut, fell a little below the knees.
"The Wonder" by J. D. Beresford
I had known Marcia Wilbraham, as I had known Dudley, ever since I wore blue serge knickerbockers trimmed with white braid.
"The La Chance Mine Mystery" by Susan Carleton Jones
It looked like the pattern, very much exaggerated, of his school knickerbockers.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
Diana had a smart khaki knickerbocker suit made, and a wonderful broad-brimmed hat with a long feather to go with it.
"The Rhodesian" by Gertrude Page
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In news:

Violon Sacre wins the Knickerbocker .
Violon Sacre unleashed a powerful late run to win the $100,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr IIIT) at Belmont Park by a length over pacesetter Whatsthescript.
Plus, when the liquor finally gets to you, Knickerbocker 's got the best drunk food ever.
He is the ancestor of all " Knickerbockers " in North America.
Nadler Hires Ex- Knickerbocker Guy.
In a notable bit of reverse-migration from private political work to the public sector, Micah Lasher — the recently departed co-founder of Knickerbocker SKD is joining the staff of Representative Jerry Nadler.
Jennifer Cunningham to Knickerbocker .
First Flight, Knickerbocker at Aqueduct.
Posted on September 28, 2010 at 3:47 pm by New York Post Knickerbocker in Knickerbocker.
Knickerbocker Laundry, 43-23 37th Avenue, Queens (Irving M.
The strategic communications and political consulting firm SKD Knickerbocker has hired Jessica Bassett as a senior associate in New York, working out of the Albany office.
Starting this weekend, the MTA will be doing renovation work on the Knickerbocker Avenue M train subway station .
Knickerbocker's nightmare To The Editor: Thousands of Knickerbocker Village residents in Chinatown are still without electricity, heat, hot water, Internet and other vital services.
The following is the transcript of a July 27 letter from Chuck Knickerbocker, curtain wall manager, Technical Glass Products, Snoqualmie, Wash. Chuckk@tgpamerica.com, to officials of NFRC.
The Cowboy team and other participants brave the mud pit at the end of last year's Mad Mud Run at Providence's Knickerbocker Park.
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