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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Meshed sweaters of horizontal stripes tucked into houndstooth pattern trousers turned up into a thick cuff.
Lesser variants sported cloth upholstery with attractive black-and-white houndstooth seat inserts.
Three men in street clothes, one bald, one with deeply furrowed cheeks, the third wearing a houndstooth-check hat with a narrow upturned brim, all turned their faces toward the door.
Then out walked four living lampposts covered head to toe in houndstooth, a globe in each hand.
For Fall 2012, the usually colorblind houndstooth got a modern, psychedelic twist, with not a black and white check in sight.
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