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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
To arrange or decorate with a herringbone pattern.
1. To produce a herringbone pattern.
2. Sports To ascend a ski slope with the ski tips pointed outward.
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
3. (Art Terms) to decorate (textiles, brickwork, etc) with herringbone
4. (Skiing) (intr) skiing to ascend a slope in herringbone fashion
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.
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.
Past participle: herringboned
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|Noun||1.||herringbone - a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern|
|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|