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neckcloth

[nek-klawth, -kloth] /ˈnɛkˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/
noun, plural neckcloths
[nek-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈnɛkˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/ (Show IPA).
Obsolete.
1.
cravat (def 2).
Origin of neckcloth
1630-1640
First recorded in 1630-40; neck + cloth
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  • Arrived there, he removed his coat and neckcloth, his sodden boots and stockings.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • The Colonel was wiping the wine from his chin and neckcloth.

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • It's a man's duty to defend his honour, and you talk of your neckcloth!

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • A man sprang at me and thrust something cold and knobby into my neckcloth.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • I untied his neckcloth, and, as well as I could, examined his condition.

    Japhet in Search of a Father Frederick Marryat
  • His right arm was bound up with his neckcloth, and he was very pale.

  • Sir Asinus slowly and sadly drew off his neckcloth, and deposited it on the pile.

    The Youth of Jefferson J. E. Cooke.
  • Jawkins has money, as you may see by the tie of his neckcloth.

    The Book of Snobs William Makepeace Thackeray
  • What was he ever good for in this world but to tie his neckcloth and twirl his cane?

    The Dew of Their Youth S. R. Crockett
  • The fireman shook his head, as he divested himself of his coat and neckcloth.

    Life in the Red Brigade R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for neckcloth

neckcloth

/ˈnɛkˌklɒθ/
noun
1.
a large ornamental usually white cravat worn formerly by men
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