sautoir

[ soh-twahr, saw-; French soh-twar ]
/ soʊˈtwɑr, sɔ-; French soʊˈtwar /

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.

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Origin of sautoir

From French, dating back to 1935–40; see origin at saltire
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