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hound's-tooth

[houndz-tooth]
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  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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Word Origin and History for houndstooth

also hound's tooth, as a design pattern, 1936, so called for resemblance.

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