Definition of frill:
- A border or edging secured at one edge and left free at the other, usually fluted or crimped like a very narrow flounce.
- A ruffing of a bird's feathers from cold.
- A ruffle, consisting of a fold of membrane, of hairs, or of feathers, around the neck of an animal.
- A ruffled varex or fold on certain shells.
- A similar ruffle around the legs or other appendages of animals.
- To provide or decorate with a frill or frills; to turn back. in crimped plaits; as, to frill a cap.
- To shake or shiver as with cold; as, the hawk frills.
- To wrinkle; - said of the gelatin film.
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I recollect my costume very well: a thunder- and- lightning coat, a white waistcoat embroidered neatly at the pockets, a lace frill, a pair of knee- breeches, and elegant white cotton or silk stockings.- "The Fatal Boots", William Makepeace Thackeray.
- "The Princess of the School", Angela Brazil.
- "O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921", Various.