tailor's chalk


noun

hardened chalk or soapstone used to make temporary guide marks on a garment that is being altered.

Nearby words

  1. tailles,
  2. tailleur,
  3. taillight,
  4. tailor,
  5. tailor's bunion,
  6. tailor's muscle,
  7. tailor's-tack,
  8. tailor-made,
  9. tailor-made for,
  10. tailor-make

Origin of tailor's chalk

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for tailor's chalk

tailor's chalk

noun

pipeclay used by tailors and dressmakers to mark seams, darts, etc, on material
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