dogtooth

noun
dog·​tooth | \ ˈdȯg-ˌtüth How to pronounce dogtooth (audio) \

Definition of dogtooth

2 : an architectural ornament common in early English Gothic consisting usually of four leaves radiating from a raised point at the center
3 chiefly British : houndstooth

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Examples of dogtooth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Large fish—goldblotch, dogtooth and dusky groupers—swam past. Tony Perrottet, WSJ, 27 May 2022 The clock tower, for instance, is animated by a dogtooth brick patterning, set on all four of its sides, and not just the outward-facing front — an expense that in a lesser project would have been value engineered out of existence. Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2021 The clock tower, for instance, is animated by a dogtooth brick patterning, set on all four of its sides, and not just the outward-facing front — an expense that in a lesser project would have been value engineered out of existence. Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2021 The clock tower, for instance, is animated by a dogtooth brick patterning, set on all four of its sides, and not just the outward-facing front — an expense that in a lesser project would have been value engineered out of existence. Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2021 The clock tower, for instance, is animated by a dogtooth brick patterning, set on all four of its sides, and not just the outward-facing front — an expense that in a lesser project would have been value engineered out of existence. Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2021 The clock tower, for instance, is animated by a dogtooth brick patterning, set on all four of its sides, and not just the outward-facing front — an expense that in a lesser project would have been value engineered out of existence. Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2021 The clock tower, for instance, is animated by a dogtooth brick patterning, set on all four of its sides, and not just the outward-facing front — an expense that in a lesser project would have been value engineered out of existence. Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2021 The clock tower, for instance, is animated by a dogtooth brick patterning, set on all four of its sides, and not just the outward-facing front — an expense that in a lesser project would have been value engineered out of existence. Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dogtooth

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Jun 2022

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“Dogtooth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dogtooth. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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