bateau neck

Origin of bateau neck

First recorded in 1920–25
Also called bateau neckline.

boat neck

noun
  1. a wide, high neckline that follows the curve of the collarbone and ends in points on the shoulder seams.

Origin of boat neck

First recorded in 1955–60
Also called boat neckline, bateau neck, bateau neckline.
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British Dictionary definitions for bateau neckline

boat neck

noun
  1. a high slitlike neckline of a garment that extends onto the shouldersAlso called: bateau neckline
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