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ar·gylealso ar·gyll (är′gīl′)
1. A knitting pattern of varicolored, diamond-shaped areas on a solid background.
2. A sock knit in this pattern.
[After Clan Campbell of Argyle, Argyll, a former county of western Scotland, originally from the pattern of their tartan.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) made of knitted or woven material with a diamond-shaped pattern of two or more colours
(Clothing & Fashion) (often plural) a sock made of this
[C20: after Campbell of Argyle (Argyll), the pattern being an adaptation of the tartan of this clan]
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or ar•gyll(ˈɑr gaɪl)
n. (often cap.)
1. (in knitting) a diamond-shaped pattern using two or more colors.
2. an article knitted with this pattern.
[1790–1800; after Argyll; so called because orig. patterned after tartans of this county]
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|Noun||1.||argyle - a covered gravy holder of silver or other metal containing a detachable central vessel for hot water to keep the gravy warm|
|2.||argyle - a design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background (originally for knitted articles); patterned after the tartan of a clan in western Scotland|
|3.||argyle - a sock knitted or woven with an argyle design (usually used in the plural)|
sock - hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee
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