hound's tooth


noun

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

Definition for hound's tooth (2 of 2)

hound's-tooth
[ houndz-tooth ]
/ ˈhaʊndzˌtuθ /

adjective

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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Example sentences from the Web for hound's tooth

  • The real Chloë is notorious for wearing beige and houndstooth and orange, matte lipstick, and sarcastic chunk wedges.

    Becoming Chloë Sevigny|Drew Droege|August 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST