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Herring bone weave

[her-ing-bohn] /ˈhɛr ɪŋˌboʊn/

a pattern consisting of adjoining vertical rows of slanting lines, any two contiguous lines forming either a V or an inverted V , used in masonry, textiles, embroidery, etc.

Skiing. a method of going up a slope in which a skier sets the skis in a form resembling a V , and, placing weight on the inside edges, advances the skis by turns using the poles from behind for push and support.
having or resembling herringbone:
herringbone tweed.

(skiing) a method of ascending a slope by walking with the skis pointing outwards and one’s weight on the inside edges
to decorate (textiles, brickwork, etc) with herringbone
(intransitive) (skiing) to ascend a slope in herringbone fashion

also herring-bone, 1650s in literal sense and also as a type of stitch, from herring + bone. From 1905 as a type of cirrocumulus cloud.


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