a wide, high neckline that follows the curve of the collarbone and ends in points on the shoulder seams.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also called boat neckline, bateau neck, bateau neckline.
Origin of boat neck
First recorded in 1955–60
Words nearby boat neck
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British Dictionary definitions for boat neck
a high slitlike neckline of a garment that extends onto the shouldersAlso called: bateau neckline
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