herring bone

1) a large wooden tray with handles, legs and cross pieces used to suspend and carry strung herring to a smokehouse
2) a pattern consisting of rows of short, slanted parallel lines or pieces of material, alternating in direction of the slant row by row. Used in parquetry, marquetry, embroidery and weaving. Also spelled herringbone
3) method of climbing a ski slope with the tips of the skis pointed outward. Also spelled herringbone
4) to sail through an ice-field in a zig-zag pattern to locate seals (Newfoundland)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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