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dog-tooth

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɒɡtuːθ
 
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Definition of dog-tooth in English:

noun

1 Architecture A small pointed ornament or moulding forming one of a series radiating like petals from a raised centre, typical of Norman and Early English styles.
2 (also dogstooth) [mass noun] A small check pattern with notched corners suggestive of a canine tooth, used in cloth for jackets and suits.
Example sentences
  • Close behind the red-jacketed men came stout ladies in dog-tooth hacking jackets.
  • She squealed dramatically and grabbed the sleeve of Theo's dog-tooth jacket, her eyeballs seeming suddenly to bulge at the drama of it all.
  • They wore bumster trousers in black-and-white dog-tooth, pirate shirts, white boots and gymslips.

Words that rhyme with dog-tooth

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