2. [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
Herringbone stitch, a kind of cross-stitch in needlework,
chiefly used in flannel. --Simmonds.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,