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tattersall

[tat-er-sawl, -suh l] /ˈtæt ərˌsɔl, -səl/
noun
1.
a pattern of squares formed by colored crossbars on a solid-color, usually light background.
2.
a fabric with this pattern.
adjective
3.
having this pattern or made of such fabric:
a tattersall vest.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; after Tattersall's, London horse market; such patterns were common on horse blankets
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British Dictionary definitions for tattersall's

Tattersall's

/ˈtætəˌsɔːlz/
noun
1.
a large horse market in London founded in the eighteenth century
2.
(Austral) a large-scale lottery based in Melbourne Also (informal) Tatt's
3.
a name used for sportsmen's clubs in Australia
Word Origin
named after Richard Tattersall (died 1795), English horseman, who founded the market

tattersall

/ˈtætəˌsɔːl/
noun
1.
  1. a fabric, sometimes brightly coloured, having stripes or bars in a checked or squared pattern
  2. (as modifier): a tattersall coat
Word Origin
C19: after Tattersall's; the horse blankets at the market originally had this pattern
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Word Origin and History for tattersall's

tattersall

n.

fabric with small and even check pattern, 1891, so called because it was similar to the traditional design of horse blankets, in reference to Tattersall's, a famous London horse market and gambler's rendezvous, founded 1766 by Richard Tattersall (1724-95). The surname is from the place in Lincolnshire.

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