hound's tooth

noun
a pattern of broken or jagged checks, used on a variety of fabrics.
Also called hound's-tooth check.


Origin:
1935–40

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hound's-tooth

[houndz-tooth]
adjective
woven or printed with a pattern of broken or jagged checks: a hound's-tooth jacket.

Origin:
1955–60

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Around the house's central section the wails have recessed panels with hound's tooth cornices between the pilasters.
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