a pattern of broken or jagged checks, used on a variety of fabrics.
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- hound dog,
- hound's-tooth check,
Origin of hound's tooth
First recorded in 1935–40
Also called hound's-tooth check.
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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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