Etymology
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herringbone

also herring-bone, 1650s in literal sense and also as a type of stitch, from herring + bone (n.). From 1903 as a type of cirrocumulus cloud. Earlier as a type of masonry.

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Definitions of herringbone

herringbone (n.)
a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern;
herringbone (n.)
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;
Synonyms: herringbone pattern
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