houndstooth

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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Main Entry:  houndstooth
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a woven fabric design of continuous broken checks or four-pointed stars; also called four-and-four check
Etymology:  pattern is reminiscent of the jagged back teeth of a hound
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