tattersall

noun
tat·​ter·​sall | \ˈta-tər-ˌsȯl, -səl\

Definition of tattersall 

1 : a pattern of colored lines forming squares of solid background

2 : a fabric woven or printed in a tattersall pattern

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The bare tables are set with folksy placemats and tattersall napkins, not stuffy white linens. Suzanne Loudermilk, baltimoresun.com, "At Rec Pier Chop House, elevated dining with a minor flaw," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of tattersall

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tattersall

Tattersall's horse market, London, England

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