houndstooth
also hound's-tooth noun Date: 1936 a usually small broken-check textile pattern; also a fabric woven in this pattern — called also houndstooth check, hound's-tooth check

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • houndstooth — also hound s tooth, as a design pattern, 1936, so called for resemblance …   Etymology dictionary

  • Houndstooth — For the plant used commonly known as Houndstooth, see Cynoglossum officinale. Houndstooth pattern …   Wikipedia

  • houndstooth — noun A fabric pattern of broken checks Syn: dogstooth …   Wiktionary

  • houndstooth — fabric with an irregular checked pattern Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • houndstooth — n. large jagged checks used on fabrics; design woven into a fabric that resembles a star pattern …   English contemporary dictionary

  • houndstooth — noun a large dog tooth pattern …   English new terms dictionary

  • houndstooth — /ˈhaʊndztuθ/ (say howndztoohth) adjective 1. printed, decorated, or woven with a pattern of broken checks. –noun 2. a pattern of contrasting jagged checks. Also, hound s tooth. {hound1 + s1 + tooth} …   Australian English dictionary

  • houndstooth — …   Useful english dictionary

  • houndstooth check — [houndz′to͞oth΄] n. a pattern of broken checks, used in woven material for jackets, shirts, etc.: also hound s tooth check * * * …   Universalium

  • houndstooth check — [houndz′to͞oth΄] n. a pattern of broken checks, used in woven material for jackets, shirts, etc.: also hound s tooth check …   English World dictionary

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