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a pattern of broken or jagged checks, used on a variety of fabrics.
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Also called hound's-tooth check .
Origin of hound's tooth
First recorded in 1935–40
Other definitions for hound's tooth (2 of 2)
[ houndz-tooth ]
/ ˈhaʊndzˌtuθ /
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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