[fawr-in-hand, fohr-]
  1. a long necktie to be tied in a slipknot with the ends left hanging.
  2. a vehicle drawn by four horses and driven by one person.
  3. a team of four horses.
  1. of or relating to a four-in-hand.

Origin of four-in-hand

First recorded in 1785–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for four-in-hand


  1. Also called: tally-ho a road vehicle drawn by four horses and driven by one driver
  2. a four-horse team in a coach or carriage
  3. a long narrow tie formerly worn tied in a flat slipknot with the ends dangling
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