a. A pattern consisting of rows of short, slanted parallel lines with the direction of the slant alternating row by row and used in masonry, parquetry, embroidery, and weaving.
b. A twilled fabric woven in this pattern.
2. Sports A method of climbing a ski slope with the tips of the skis pointed outward.
v. her·ring·boned, her·ring·bon·ing, her·ring·bones
To arrange or decorate with a herringbone pattern.
1. To produce a herringbone pattern.
2. Sports To ascend a ski slope with the ski tips pointed outward.
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