Pronunciation: (shu-mēz'), [key]
1. a woman's loose-fitting, shirtlike undergarment.
2. (in women's fashions) a dress designed to hang straight from the shoulders and fit loosely at the waist, sometimes more tightly at the hip.
3. a revetment for an earth embankment.
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