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hound's tooth

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noun
  1. a pattern of broken or jagged checks, used on a variety of fabrics.
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Origin of hound's tooth

First recorded in 1935–40
Also called hound's-tooth check.

hound's-tooth

[houndz-tooth]
adjective
  1. woven or printed with a pattern of broken or jagged checks: a hound's-tooth jacket.
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Origin of hound's-tooth

First recorded in 1955–60
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