swatch


swatch

noun \ˈswäch\

: a small piece of cloth that is used as a sample for choosing colors, fabrics, etc.

Full Definition of SWATCH

1
a :  a sample piece (as of fabric) or a collection of samples
b :  a characteristic specimen
2
:  patch
3
:  a small collection
4
:  swath 2

Examples of SWATCH

  1. She looked at fabric swatches to select material for the drapes.

Origin of SWATCH

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1647

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