Complete Definition of "tartan"

see|Tartan
English

Alternative spellings
tartane etymology 2 - nautical
tartana etymology 2 - nautical

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËtÉËtÉn/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉË(r)tÉn|-ÉË(r)tÉn

Etymology 1
wikipedia
Origin uncertain.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A kind of woven woollen cloth with a distinctive pattern of coloured stripes intersecting at right angles, associated with Scottish Highlanders, different clans having their own distinctive patterns.
  2. The pattern associated with such material.
  3. An individual or a group wearing tartan; a Highlander or Scotsman in general.
  4. Trade name of a synthetic resin, used for surfacing tracks etc.

Translations
trans-top|woollen cloth with a distinctive pattern
French: tartan m
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Adjective
en-adj

  1. Having a pattern like a tartan.
  2. jocular Scottish.

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To clothe in tartan.

Etymology 2
From F. tartane, from It. tartana, of unceertain origin.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A type of one-masted vessel used in the Mediterranean.

Translations
trans-top|one-masted lateen sailed vessel used in the Mediterranean
French: tartane f
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Category:Kilts

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