shoulder knot

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noun

a knot of ribbon or lace worn on the shoulder, as by men of fashion in the 17th and 18th centuries, by servants in livery, or by women or children.
one of a pair of detachable ceremonial ornaments consisting of braided cord, worn on the shoulders by a commissioned officer.

Nearby words

  1. shoulder blade,
  2. shoulder board,
  3. shoulder girdle,
  4. shoulder harness,
  5. shoulder joint,
  6. shoulder loop,
  7. shoulder pad,
  8. shoulder patch,
  9. shoulder presentation,
  10. shoulder season

Origin of shoulder knot

First recorded in 1670–80

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