Origin of neckpiece

First recorded in 1595–1605; neck + piece Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for neckpiece

Historical Examples of neckpiece

  • The helmet and neckpiece were one, wrought in like manner, only stronger.

    The Coming of Cuculain

    Standish O'Grady

  • With the exception of the neckpiece, the sash and the uniform, he really possessed no attractions whatever.

    The Confession of a Fool

    August Strindberg

British Dictionary definitions for neckpiece


  1. a piece of fur, cloth, etc, worn around the neck or neckline
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