[ tat-er-sawl, -suh l ]
/ ˈtæt ərˌsɔl, -səl /
a pattern of squares formed by colored crossbars on a solid-color, usually light background.
a fabric with this pattern.
having this pattern or made of such fabric: a tattersall vest.
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Origin of tattersall
First recorded in 1890–95; after Tattersall's, London horse market; such patterns were common on horse blankets
Words nearby tattersall
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British Dictionary definitions for tattersall's (1 of 2)
/ (ˈtætəˌsɔːlz) /
a large horse market in London founded in the eighteenth century
Australian a large-scale lottery based in MelbourneAlso (informal): Tatt's
a name used for sportsmen's clubs in Australia
Word Origin for Tattersall's
named after Richard Tattersall (died 1795), English horseman, who founded the market
British Dictionary definitions for tattersall's (2 of 2)
/ (ˈtætəˌsɔːl) /
- a fabric, sometimes brightly coloured, having stripes or bars in a checked or squared pattern
- (as modifier)a tattersall coat
Word Origin for tattersall
C19: after Tattersall's; the horse blankets at the market originally had this pattern
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