What does the word plaid mean?

Usage examples for plaid

  1. She wears on old plaid woollen shawl and an ancient brown straw hat. – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by 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 by 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 by Maria Thompson Daviess