from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A check pattern that is superimposed upon another pattern
- n. A strap that stretches from the pollstrap of the bridle to the saddle
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In harness, a check-rein passing over a horse's head between the ears; an overdraw-check.
For Lady Sarah, I did a lime wool coat with wide revers, the fabric having a very fine overcheck of black.
“Was it a rather large brown and white check with an overcheck of black?”
Persian lamb jacket, spoke on the evils of the overcheck; you know how they get that wool?
To be sure, Wilkes had more in the 'thirty list, but the Clays had brains, and were cheerful; they neither lugged nor hung back, whereas you always had to lay whip to a Wilkes in order to get along a bit, or else use a gag and overcheck.
Troglodyte Homonculus longsleeve flannel shirt XL - white / grey / black check with purple overcheck.