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four-in-hand

[ fawr-in-hand, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔr ɪnˌhænd, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun
a long necktie to be tied in a slipknot with the ends left hanging.
a vehicle drawn by four horses and driven by one person.
a team of four horses.
adjective
of or relating to a four-in-hand.
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Origin of four-in-hand

First recorded in 1785–95
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British Dictionary definitions for four-in-hand

four-in-hand

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