What does the word velveteen mean?

Usage examples for velveteen

  1. Clothed in European kit, wearing velveteen trousers and with only a cap for head- covering, these men showed no signs of distress, or even discomfort. – The Panama Canal and its Makers by Vaughan Cornish
  2. The keeper took it out of the big pocket inside his velveteen jacket, and held it up, twisting and writhing to get free and down into one of the rabbit- holes. – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  3. The face of this white- haired man is intelligent and open, announcing good sense and honesty, enlivened by a touch of rustic humor; he wears a shooting- jacket of green cloth, and long gaiters of tan- colored leather, which half conceal his black velveteen breeches. – The Wandering Jew, Book II. by Eugene Sue