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tailor's chalk

noun
1.
hardened chalk or soapstone used to make temporary guide marks on a garment that is being altered.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for tailor chalk

tailor's chalk

noun
1.
pipeclay used by tailors and dressmakers to mark seams, darts, etc, on material
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