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NOUN (2)

1. a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern;

2. a pattern of columns of short parallel lines with all the lines in one column sloping one way and lines in adjacent columns sloping the other way; it is used in weaving, masonry, parquetry, embroidery;
[syn: herringbone, herringbone pattern]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Herringbone \Her"ring*bone`\ (h[e^]r"r[i^]ng*b[=o]n`), a. Pertaining to, or like, the spine of a herring; especially, characterized by an arrangement of work in rows of parallel lines, which in the alternate rows slope in different directions. [1913 Webster] Herringbone stitch, a kind of cross-stitch in needlework, chiefly used in flannel. --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

herringbone n 1: a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern 2: a pattern of columns of short parallel lines with all the lines in one column sloping one way and lines in adjacent columns sloping the other way; it is used in weaving, masonry, parquetry, embroidery [syn: herringbone, herringbone pattern]