Tartan

Definition of Tartan

Tar´tan
n.1.Woolen cloth, checkered or crossbarred with narrow bands of various colors, much worn in the Highlands of Scotland; hence, any pattern of tartan; also, other material of a similar pattern.
MacCullummore's heart will be as cold as death can make it, when it does not warm to the tartan.
- Sir W. Scott.
The sight of the tartan inflamed the populace of London with hatred.
- Macaulay.
1.(Naut.) A small coasting vessel, used in the Mediterranean, having one mast carrying large leteen sail, and a bowsprit with staysail or jib.

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