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her·ring·bone

 (hĕr′ĭng-bōn′)
n.
1.
a. A pattern consisting of rows of short, slanted parallel lines with the direction of the slant alternating row by row and used in masonry, parquetry, embroidery, and weaving.
b. A twilled fabric woven in this pattern.
2. Sports A method of climbing a ski slope with the tips of the skis pointed outward.
v. her·ring·boned, her·ring·bon·ing, her·ring·bones
v.tr.
To arrange or decorate with a herringbone pattern.
v.intr.
1. To produce a herringbone pattern.
2. Sports To ascend a ski slope with the ski tips pointed outward.

herringbone

(ˈhɛrɪŋˌbəʊn)
n
1. (Art Terms)
a. a pattern used in textiles, brickwork, etc, consisting of two or more rows of short parallel strokes slanting in alternate directions to form a series of parallel Vs or zigzags
b. (as modifier): a herringbone jacket; a herringbone pattern of very long, narrow bricks.
2. (Skiing) skiing a method of ascending a slope by walking with the skis pointing outwards and one's weight on the inside edges
vb
3. (Art Terms) to decorate (textiles, brickwork, etc) with herringbone
4. (Skiing) (intr) skiing to ascend a slope in herringbone fashion

her•ring•bone

(ˈhɛr ɪŋˌboʊn)

n.
1. a pattern consisting of adjoining vertical rows of slanting lines, any two contiguous lines suggesting either a Vor an inverted V, used in masonry, textiles, etc.
2.
a. Also called chevron , her′ringbone weave`.a twill weave with this pattern.
b. a fabric made with this weave.
c. a garment made from such a fabric.
3. a method of ascent by a skier requiring a V-shaped gait, or track, and placing weight on the inside of the ski.
adj.
4. of herringbone weave or pattern.
[1645–1655]

herringbone


Past participle: herringboned
Gerund: herringboning

Imperative
herringbone
herringbone
Present
I herringbone
you herringbone
he/she/it herringbones
we herringbone
you herringbone
they herringbone
Preterite
I herringboned
you herringboned
he/she/it herringboned
we herringboned
you herringboned
they herringboned
Present Continuous
I am herringboning
you are herringboning
he/she/it is herringboning
we are herringboning
you are herringboning
they are herringboning
Present Perfect
I have herringboned
you have herringboned
he/she/it has herringboned
we have herringboned
you have herringboned
they have herringboned
Past Continuous
I was herringboning
you were herringboning
he/she/it was herringboning
we were herringboning
you were herringboning
they were herringboning
Past Perfect
I had herringboned
you had herringboned
he/she/it had herringboned
we had herringboned
you had herringboned
they had herringboned
Future
I will herringbone
you will herringbone
he/she/it will herringbone
we will herringbone
you will herringbone
they will herringbone
Future Perfect
I will have herringboned
you will have herringboned
he/she/it will have herringboned
we will have herringboned
you will have herringboned
they will have herringboned
Future Continuous
I will be herringboning
you will be herringboning
he/she/it will be herringboning
we will be herringboning
you will be herringboning
they will be herringboning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been herringboning
you have been herringboning
he/she/it has been herringboning
we have been herringboning
you have been herringboning
they have been herringboning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been herringboning
you will have been herringboning
he/she/it will have been herringboning
we will have been herringboning
you will have been herringboning
they will have been herringboning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been herringboning
you had been herringboning
he/she/it had been herringboning
we had been herringboning
you had been herringboning
they had been herringboning
Conditional
I would herringbone
you would herringbone
he/she/it would herringbone
we would herringbone
you would herringbone
they would herringbone
Past Conditional
I would have herringboned
you would have herringboned
he/she/it would have herringboned
we would have herringboned
you would have herringboned
they would have herringboned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herringbone - a twilled fabric with a herringbone patternherringbone - a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
2.herringbone - 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
pattern, design, figure - a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
Translations

herringbone

[ˈherɪŋbəʊn] ADJ herringbone pattern (on material) → diseño m en espiga; (of floor) → espinapez m
herringbone stitchpunto m de escapulario

herringbone

[ˈhɛrɪŋbəʊn]
nchevrons mpl
modif [pattern, design, jacket, parquet] → à chevrons

herringbone

[ˈhɛrɪŋˌbəʊn]
1. n (pattern) → disegno a spina di pesce
2. adjspigato/a, spinato/a
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