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noun

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

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Origin of tailor's chalk

First recorded in 1880–85
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tailor's chalk

noun

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