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hound + -s- + tooth, from its appearance.
- (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈhaʊndstuːθ/
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- Hyphenation: hounds‧tooth
houndstooth (plural houndsteeth)
- A two-colour fabric pattern of broken checks.
- 1974, Interior Design, volume 45, New York, N.Y.: Interior Design Division of Whitney Communication Corp., →OCLC, page 251, column 1:
- Other patterns include varied adaptations of paisleys, Tree of Life motifs, tiles, scenics, patchworks, ticking, soft-edge geometries, sports themes, crewel shapes, houndsteeth, and a plethora of florals.
- 1998, Deborah Newton, “Dressmaker Details & Finishing”, in Designing Knitwear, Newtown, Ct.: Taunton Press, →ISBN, page 210:
- A houndstooth fabric is composed of tiny, interlocking pinwheel motifs. There are many houndstooth knitting patterns […]; to add an extra touch to these patterns, work them in nubby or textured yarns.
- 2004, Lois S. Young, “Houndstooth Toddler Set”, in Jeanne Stauffer, editor, Knitting in the Round, Berne, Ind.: House of White Birches, →ISBN, page 56:
- Sophisticated houndstooth checks highlight a toddler's jacket and hat.
- Fabric with a houndstooth pattern; an item of clothing made with such fabric.
- 1970, Men's Wear, volume 161, New York, N.Y.: Fairchild Publications, →OCLC, page 73, column 1:
- Their ties were tidier, their houndsteeth toothier … they ended up looking more Windsorian than Windsor.
- 2014, Jacinda Townsend, “Jupiter”, in Saint Monkey: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: W. W. Norton & Company, →ISBN, page 68:
- Her dress is wool too, brown and black houndsteeth that belonged to her mother.
- houndstooth on Wikipedia.Wikipedia