black and tan definition

  • noun:
    • An alcoholic drink made of a dark and a light malt, typically Guinness or Beamish stout (black) and Bass or Harp ale (tan). In britain, the fluids tend to be blended collectively. Within the U.S., the heavier fluid fills the base of the glass, in addition to various other is poured over a spoon to avoid blending.
    • an English recruit (which wore a uniform which was black and tan) providing inside Irish constabulary to suppress the Sinn Fein rebellion of 1919 to 1921
  • adjective:
    • black colored blended or spotted with tan color or reddish brown; -- used in describing specific varieties of dogs.
    • See under Ebony, a.

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