dogtooth

noun
dog·tooth | \ ˈdȯg-ˌtüth \

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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Sprouse rocked a very Jughead-esque black beanie with a leather bomber jacket, while Reinhardt channeled a bit of Betty Cooper in a preppy knee-length dogtooth overcoat. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart Were Just Spotted Arriving at LAX Together," 5 Apr. 2018 For her last look of the day (so far), Lively suited up in a dogtooth jumpsuit from Chanel's Fall 2017 collection. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Blake Lively Has Already Worn Five Outfits Today," 16 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of dogtooth

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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