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Meaning of HERRINGBONE

Pronunciation:  'hering`bown

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern
 

HERRINGBONE is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: cloth, fabric, material, textile

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

{Herringbone stitch}, a kind of cross-stitch in needlework,
   chiefly used in flannel. --Simmonds.

 

 

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