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tattersall Syllabification: tat·ter·sall
Pronunciation: /ˈtadərˌsôl/
(also tattersall check)

Definition of tattersall in English:


A woolen fabric with a pattern of colored checks and intersecting lines, resembling a tartan.
Example sentences
  • And what you would have formerly thought of as sporty - tattersalls, gingham checks, and subtle plaids - now come in dressed-up versions.
  • A subtle palette of brown and white accented with deep blue is the common thread that runs throughout the house - in dark wood furniture and tactile fabrics, such as mohair, linen, tattersall, and challis.
  • We think that will continue, but the new additions will be stripes and tattersalls.


Late 19th century: named after Tattersalls, an English firm of horse auctioneers (named after the horseman Richard Tattersall (1724–95)), by association with the traditional design of horse blankets.

Words that rhyme with tattersall

coverall • Walsall
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