Definition of Harris tweed in US English:

Harris tweed


  • Handwoven tweed made in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, especially on the island of Lewis and Harris.

    ‘a length of Harris tweed’
    as modifier ‘a Harris tweed suit’
    count noun ‘a real Harris tweed repels water wonderfully’
    • ‘Harris and Lewis, for example, are really one long island divided by a range of inhospitable, boulder-strewn mountains, but they produce the world-renowned Harris tweed, still made by hand on looms in islanders' homes.’
    • ‘She added: ‘There will be an area devoted to renowned Scottish merchandise, such as whisky, knitwear, Harris tweed, and food but we will also showcase modern Scottish products.’’
    • ‘‘Ach, well,’ he said, ‘there's plenty to see for free,’ and he proceeded to take me on a detour to view a 2,000-year-old battlement, then past a home where, through the open garage door, we could see a man weaving Harris tweed.’
    • ‘In the past we've worked with Harris tweeds and tartans and we're now starting to commission our own checks and tartans, so we've got something really special to work with.’
    • ‘Once seen as the attire of the upper classes and country sports crowd, Harris tweed has been enjoying a renaissance in recent years.’


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