Meaning of herringbone


Pronunciation: (her'ing-bōn"), [key]
— n.
  1. a pattern consisting of adjoining vertical rows of slanting lines, any two contiguous lines forming either aor an invertedused in masonry, textiles, embroidery, etc.
    1. Also calledchevron,chevron weave,her&prim;ringbone weave&sec;.a type of twill weave having this pattern.
    2. a fabric constructed with this weave.
    3. a garment made from such a fabric, esp. a suit.
  2. a method of going up a slope in which a skier sets the skis in a form resembling aand, placing weight on the inside edges, advances the skis by turns using the poles from behind for push and support.
  1. having or resembling herringbone: herringbone tweed.
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