Definition of dog-tooth in English:

dog-tooth

noun

  • 1Architecture
    A small pointed ornament or moulding forming one of a series radiating like petals from a raised centre, typical of Norman and Early English styles.

  • 2[mass noun] A small check pattern with notched corners suggestive of a canine tooth, used in cloth for jackets and suits.

    • ‘Close behind the red-jacketed men came stout ladies in dog-tooth hacking jackets.’
    • ‘They wore bumster trousers in black-and-white dog-tooth, pirate shirts, white boots and gymslips.’
    • ‘She squealed dramatically and grabbed the sleeve of Theo's dog-tooth jacket, her eyeballs seeming suddenly to bulge at the drama of it all.’

Pronunciation:

dog-tooth

/ˈdɒɡtuːθ/