What does the word shawl mean?

Usage examples for shawl

  1. " You can take my white silk shawl to lay over the body, but be sure to bring it back. – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. And such a beauty of a shawl! – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  3. Kate's beautiful thread lace shawl. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz