hound's tooth


a pattern of broken or jagged checks, used on a variety of fabrics.

Nearby words

  1. houhere,
  2. houma,
  3. hoummos,
  4. hound,
  5. hound dog,
  6. hound's-tongue,
  7. hound's-tooth,
  8. hound's-tooth check,
  9. houndfish,
  10. hounding

Origin of hound's tooth

First recorded in 1935–40

Also called hound's-tooth check.




woven or printed with a pattern of broken or jagged checks: a hound's-tooth jacket.

Origin of hound's-tooth

First recorded in 1955–60

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