Definition of shepherd's plaid in English:

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shepherd's plaid


1A small black-and-white check pattern.
Example sentences
  • The graphs for the pirie and shepherd's plaid stockings only take you through the calf shaping.
  • He has prepared for this by having a shepherd's plaid cap in his pocket.
  • He always wore a dark grey cutaway coat, shepherd's plaid trousers, and a cap with a large peak, and out of doors carried a plaid over his shoulder.
1.1 [mass noun] Woollen cloth with a pattern of small black and white checks.
Example sentences
  • It shows a man in a kilt and shepherd's plaid, presumably dead from exposure and found by his wife.
  • Finally, he wore a suit of small patterned shepherd's plaid and a straw hat.
  • Members wore shepherd's plaids, usually a black and white wool check pattern secured by a brooch and carried crooks.

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