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bateau neck

noun
  1. boat neck.
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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.
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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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