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her·ring·bone / ˈheringˌbōn/ • n. [usu. as adj.] 1. an arrangement or design consisting of columns of short parallel lines, with all the lines in one column sloping one way and all the lines in the next column sloping the other way so as to resemble the bones in a fish, used esp. in the weave of cloth or the placing of bricks: a brown wool herringbone jacket. 2. Skiing a method of ascending a slope by walking forward in alternate steps with each ski angled outward. • v. [intr.] Skiing ascend a slope using the herringbone technique: we learned how to herringbone up the hills and swoosh down them.

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herringbone

herringbone an arrangement or design consisting of registers of short parallel lines, with all the lines in one register sloping one way and all the lines in the next register sloping the other way so as to resemble the bones in a fish, used especially in the weave of cloth or the placing of bricks.

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