a cloth, often made of or trimmed with lace, worn about the neck by men especially in the 17th century.
Medicine/Medical. a bandage made by folding a triangular piece of material into a band, used temporarily for a fracture or wound.
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How to use cravat in a sentence
He was wearing a long collared silk shirt and an expensive cravat and an expensive silk lounging robe.
Jansoulet, seated without cravat and with his waist-coat open, was talking apparently in some agitation and in a low voice.The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
And the Nabob loosened his cravat about his neck, swollen like an apoplexy by his emotion and the heat of the room.The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
A dazzlingly white cravat made his anxious face look even paler than it really was.At the Sign of the Cat and Racket | Honore de Balzac
His eyes were not idle, but excited and bright, though his attitude was slack and his chin rested on his tumbled cravat.The Rake's Progress | Marjorie Bowen
British Dictionary definitions for cravat
a scarf of silk or fine wool, worn round the neck, esp by men
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