Woolen cloth, checkered or crossbarred with narrow bands of various colors, much worn in the Highlands of Scotland; hence, any pattern of tartan; also, other material of a similar pattern.
- 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.
- A twilled wool fabric or garment having such a pattern.
- A plaid fabric.
- A small, single-masted Mediterranean ship with a large lateen sail.