Part of speech: adjective

Having a pattern of stripes crossing in squares.

Part of speech: noun

A fabric, cross - barred with colors.

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Usage examples "plaid":

  1. She wears on old plaid woollen shawl and an ancient brown straw hat. - "In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out", Booth, William.
  2. And it won't take long to run down a man who owns a giddy plaid like that. - "The Boy Scouts on a Submarine", Captain John Blaine.
  3. A faded, plaid wool rug was across the Major's knees in spite of the fact that the evening was so warm, and about his shoulders was a wide, gray knitted scarf. - "Blue-grass and Broadway", Maria Thompson Daviess.