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ar·gyle

also ar·gyll  (är′gīl′)
n.
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.]

argyle

or

argyll

adj
(Clothing & Fashion) made of knitted or woven material with a diamond-shaped pattern of two or more colours
n
(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]

ar•gyle

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.argyle - a covered gravy holder of silver or other metal containing a detachable central vessel for hot water to keep the gravy warmargyle - a covered gravy holder of silver or other metal containing a detachable central vessel for hot water to keep the gravy warm
gravy boat, gravy holder, sauceboat, boat - a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce
2.argyle - a design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background (originally for knitted articles)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
pattern, design, figure - a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
3.argyle - a sock knitted or woven with an argyle design (usually used in the plural)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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