herringbone

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1her·ring·bone

noun, often attributive \ˈher-iŋ-ˌbōn, ˈhe-riŋ-\

: a pattern used on cloth that consists of rows of parallel lines that slant in opposite directions to form V shapes

Full Definition of HERRINGBONE

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 herringbone arrangement (as of materials or parts)
3
:  a method in skiing of ascending a slope by herringboning

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First Known Use of HERRINGBONE

1659

2herringbone

verb

Definition of HERRINGBONE

transitive verb
1
:  to produce a herringbone pattern on
2
:  to arrange in a herringbone pattern
intransitive verb
1
:  to produce a herringbone pattern
2
:  to ascend a slope by toeing out on skis and placing the weight on the inner side

First Known Use of HERRINGBONE

1787

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