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herringbone

her·ring·bone

herringbone

 
pronunciation:
heI rIng bon
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a V-shaped pattern of rows of short parallel lines alternately slanted in opposite directions.
definition 2: a woven fabric or an item of clothing, esp. a wool suit, that has a herringbone pattern.
definition 3: other instances of this pattern, such as that produced by a certain method of climbing a slope on skis.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of a herringbone pattern.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: herringboned, herringbones, herringboning
definition: to climb a slope with skis pointed outwards.