[soh-twahr, saw-; French soh-twar]

noun, plural sau·toirs [soh-twahrz, saw-; French soh-twar] /soʊˈtwɑrz, sɔ-; French soʊˈtwar/.

a ribbon, chain, scarf, or the like, tied around the neck in such a manner that the ends cross over each other.
a chain to which a pendant is attached, worn around the neck.

Nearby words

  1. saut de basque,
  2. saute,
  3. sauterne,
  4. sauternes,
  5. sautillé,
  6. sauté,
  7. sautéing,
  8. sauve qui peut,
  9. sauvignon,
  10. sauvignon blanc

Origin of sautoir

From French, dating back to 1935–40; see origin at saltire Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019