bateau neck


noun

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Also called bateau neckline.

Origin of bateau neck

First recorded in 1920–25

Definition for bateau neckline (2 of 2)

boat neck

noun

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

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for bateau neckline

boat neck

noun

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