hound's tooth


noun

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for hound's-tooth check

hound's-tooth check

noun

a pattern of broken or jagged checks, esp one printed on or woven into clothAlso called: dog's-tooth check, dogtooth check
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