- a pattern of squares formed by colored crossbars on a solid-color, usually light background.
- a fabric with this pattern.
- having this pattern or made of such fabric: a tattersall vest.
Origin of tattersall
Examples from the Web for tattersall
The Turf Club would not have him; he durst not show at Tattersall's.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
On my honour I brought it you,—just as I took it at Tattersall's.Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite
It was said, in Kildare Street, that no one at Tattersall's could beat him at a book.The Kellys and the O'Kellys
The servants were gone, and the horses were advertised at Tattersall's already.Ravenshoe
So it is; but it is true, as true as Tattersall's—as true as Circassia or Virginia.The Newcomes
William Makepeace Thackeray
- a fabric, sometimes brightly coloured, having stripes or bars in a checked or squared pattern
- (as modifier)a tattersall coat
Word Origin and History for tattersall
fabric with small and even check pattern, 1891, so called because it was similar to the traditional design of horse blankets, in reference to Tattersall's, a famous London horse market and gambler's rendezvous, founded 1766 by Richard Tattersall (1724-95). The surname is from the place in Lincolnshire.