Definition of tattersall in English:

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tattersall

Pronunciation: /ˈtadərˌsôl/
(also tattersall check)

noun

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.

Origin

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.

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Syllabification: tat·ter·sall

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