- 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
- a large horse market in London founded in the eighteenth century
- Australian a large-scale lottery based in MelbourneAlso (informal): Tatt's
- a name used for sportsmen's clubs in Australia
- 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's
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.