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Noun: herringbone  'he-ring,bown
  1. 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
    - herringbone pattern
  2. A twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern

Derived forms: herringbones

Type of: cloth, design, fabric, figure, material, pattern, textile

Encyclopedia: Herringbone