Definition of tablier in English:


Pronunciation /ˌtäblēˈā/ /ˌtɑbliˈeɪ/


  • A part of a woman's dress resembling an apron.

    ‘The satin tablier in front was gracefully draped with white tucked Brussels net, and the corsage was made high to the throat and ruched at the neck.’
    • ‘The basque and tablier of this dress were of royal blue plush and the draped demi-train was of moiré of the same tint.’
    • ‘The train was of stiff white brocade, in antique pattern, with a pearl-embroidered eau-de-vie satin tablier.’


Mid 19th century from French, based on Latin tabula (see table).