Tartan vs. Kilt

Tartan vs. Kilt — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Tartan and Kilt

Tartannoun

Any of numerous textile patterns consisting of stripes of varying widths and colors crossed at right angles against a solid background, each forming a distinctive design worn by the members of a Scottish clan.

Kiltnoun

A knee-length skirt with deep pleats, usually of a tartan wool, worn as part of the dress for men in the Scottish Highlands.

Tartannoun

A twilled wool fabric or garment having such a pattern.

Kiltnoun

A similar skirt worn by women, girls, and boys.

Tartannoun

A plaid fabric.

Kiltverb

To tuck up (something) around the body.

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Tartannoun

A small, single-masted Mediterranean ship with a large lateen sail.

Kiltverb

To gather up (skirts) around the body.

Tartannoun

A kind of woven woollen cloth with a distinctive pattern of coloured stripes intersecting at right angles, associated with Scottish Highlanders, different clans and some Scottish families and institutions having their own distinctive patterns.

Kiltverb

nonstandard form of killed: kill.

Tartannoun

The pattern associated with such material.

Kiltnoun

A traditional Scottish garment, usually worn by men, having roughly the same morphology as a wrap-around skirt, with overlapping front aprons and pleated around the sides and back, and usually made of twill-woven worsted wool with a tartan pattern.

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Tartannoun

An individual or a group wearing tartan; a Highlander or Scotsman in general.

Kiltnoun

(historical) Any Scottish garment from which the above lies in a direct line of descent, such as the philibeg, or the great kilt or belted plaid

Tartannoun

Trade name of a synthetic resin, used for surfacing tracks etc.

Kiltnoun

A plaid, pleated school uniform skirt sometimes structured as a wrap around, sometimes pleated throughout the entire circumference; also used as boys' wear in 19th century USA.

Tartannoun

A type of one-masted vessel used in the Mediterranean.

Kiltnoun

A variety of non-bifurcated garments made for men and loosely resembling a Scottish kilt, but most often made from different fabrics and not always with tartan plaid designs.

Tartannoun

(historical) A kind of long covered carriage.

Kiltnoun

a knee-length pleated tartan skirt worn by men in the Highlands of northern Scotland

Tartanadjective

Having a pattern like a tartan.

Tartanadjective

(humorous) Scottish.

Tartanverb

(transitive) To clothe in tartan.

Tartannoun

a cloth having a crisscross design