Pronunciation: (bal-môr'ul, -mor'ul), [key]
1. a colored woolen petticoat, formerly worn under a skirt and draped so that portions of it could be seen.
2. (l.c.) Also called bal. an ankle-high shoe, laced in front.
3. a brimless Scottish cap with a flat top that projects all around the head. Cf. tam-o'-shanter.
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