Herringbone
Herringbone Her"ring*bone` (h[e^]r"r[i^]ng*b[=o]n`), a. Pertaining to, or like, the spine of a herring; especially, characterized by an arrangement of work in rows of parallel lines, which in the alternate rows slope in different directions. [1913 Webster]

{Herringbone stitch}, a kind of cross-stitch in needlework, chiefly used in flannel. --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]


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  • herringbone — [her′iŋbōn΄] n. 1. the spine of a herring, having numerous thin, parallel bony extensions on each side similar to the barbs of a feather 2. a pattern with such a design or anything having such a pattern, as a kind of cross stitch, a twill weave,… …   English World dictionary

  • Herringbone — can refer to:*A layout of airline seating see Herringbone seating *A bonding pattern of brickwork, also known as opus spicatum *A weaving pattern of tweed or twill cloth; *A cross stitch pattern; *A distortion pattern from deinterlacing video… …   Wikipedia

  • herringbone — also herring bone, 1650s in literal sense and also as a type of stitch, from HERRING (Cf. herring) + BONE (Cf. bone). From 1905 as a type of cirrocumulus cloud …   Etymology dictionary

  • herringbone — ► NOUN ▪ a zigzag pattern consisting of columns of short parallel lines, with all the lines in one column sloping one way and all the lines in the next column sloping the other way …   English terms dictionary

  • herringbone — I. noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1659 1. a pattern made up of rows of parallel lines which in any two adjacent rows slope in opposite directions 2. a. a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern; also a suit made of this fabric b. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • herringbone — /her ing bohn /, n. 1. a pattern consisting of adjoining vertical rows of slanting lines, any two contiguous lines forming either a V or an inverted V, used in masonry, textiles, embroidery, etc. 2. Textiles. a. Also called chevron, chevron weave …   Universalium

  • herringbone — noun 1》 a pattern consisting of columns of short parallel lines, with all the lines in one column sloping one way and all the lines in the next column sloping the other way.     ↘a cross stitch with a pattern resembling this. 2》 Skiing a method… …   English new terms dictionary

  • herringbone — n. bone of a herring; zigzag pattern resembling fishbones (used in textiles and masonry); fabric that has a herringbone pattern; technique of climbing a ski slope with the ski tips pointed toward the outside (Skiing) adj. resembling fish bones,… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • herringbone — /ˈhɛrɪŋboʊn / (say heringbohn) noun 1. a pattern consisting of adjoining rows of parallel lines so arranged that any two rows have the form of a V or inverted V; used in masonry, textiles, embroidery, etc. 2. an embroidery stitch resembling cross …   Australian English dictionary

  • herringbone — noun 1. a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑fabric, ↑cloth, ↑material, ↑textile 2. a pattern of columns of short parallel lines with all the lines in one column sloping one way and lines in adjacent columns sloping …   Useful english dictionary

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