boat neck


noun

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

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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 boat neck

boat neck

noun

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