Pronunciation: (tär'tn),[key] —n. 1. a woolen or worsted cloth woven with stripes of different colors and widths crossing at right angles, worn chiefly by the Scottish Highlanders, each clan having its own distinctive plaid.
2. a design of such a plaid known by the name of the clan wearing it.
3. any plaid.
—adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling tartan.
2. made of tartan.