shepherd's check


Definition of shepherd's check

: a pattern of small even checks (see check entry 2 sense 9a) of contrasting color (such as black and white) also : a fabric woven in this pattern and typically having a visible twill weave

called also shepherd's plaid

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First Known Use of shepherd's check

1863, in the meaning defined above

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4 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Shepherd's check.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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