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boat neck

noun
1.
a wide, high neckline that follows the curve of the collarbone and ends in points on the shoulder seams.
Also called boat neckline, bateau neck, bateau neckline.
Origin of boat neck
1955-1960
1955-60
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British Dictionary definitions for boatneck

boat neck

noun
1.
a high slitlike neckline of a garment that extends onto the shoulders Also called bateau neckline
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Contemporary definitions for boatneck
noun

a type of neckline that is wide and boat-shaped in the front and back, usu. following the curve of the collarbone; also called [bateau neckline], boat neckline

Examples

The boatneck sweater flatters her short neck.

Usage Note

boatneck adj

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