hardened chalk or soapstone used to make temporary guide marks on a garment that is being altered.
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- tailor's bunion,
- tailor's muscle,
- tailor-made for,
Origin of tailor's chalk
First recorded in 1880–85
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pipeclay used by tailors and dressmakers to mark seams, darts, etc, on material
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