black and tan
- Usually Black and Tans. an armed force of about 6000 soldiers sent by the British government to Ireland in June, 1920, to suppress revolutionary activity: so called from the colors of their uniform.
- a member of this force.
adjective Sometimes black-and-tan .
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Example sentences from the Web for black and tan
A black-and-tan police cruiser from the Florida Highway Patrol pulled up to the scene.
Before the year 2400 we shall have a chrome-yellow president and a black-and-tan secretary of the treasury.The Stillwater Tragedy|Thomas Bailey Aldrich
One day I touched noses with the black-and-tan in the hall, and I struck him for an elucidation.The Four Million|O. Henry
All the black-and-tan terriers had their ears so cut as to make them very sharp and pointed.