houndstooth

noun hounds·tooth \ ˈhau̇n(d)z-ˌtüth \
variants: or less commonly hound's-tooth
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of houndstooth

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

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1936


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