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proper noun 
  1. The commander-in-chief of ancient Assyria.
    • 1611, And the king of Assyria sent and Rabsaris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great host against Jerusalem. " 2 Kings 18:17 (Authorised Version)
    • 1611, In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it " Isaiah 20:1 (Authorised Version)
Etymology: Assyrian.


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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.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To clothe in tartan.
adjective 
  1. Having a pattern like a tartan.
  2. (jocular) Scottish.
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