tat·​ter·​sall ˈta-tər-ˌsȯl How to pronounce tattersall (audio)
: a pattern of colored lines forming squares of solid background
: a fabric woven or printed in a tattersall pattern

Examples of tattersall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Describing such scenes, Larson writes: A tattersall tablecloth, now embroidered; a flowered scarf; a striped blanket; a brocade drape (leaf, twig, vine, coralene); a calico curtain; a crocheted shawl; a velvet swathe. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 12 Feb. 2022 The bare tables are set with folksy placemats and tattersall napkins, not stuffy white linens. Suzanne Loudermilk, baltimoresun.com, 18 May 2017

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Word History


Tattersall's horse market, London, England

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tattersall was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Tattersall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tattersall. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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