from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A folded cloth worn around the neck as a band or cravat; an article of dress which replaced the ruff and falling band, and formed a marked feature in the-fashionable dress of men in the reign of Louis XIV.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A piece of any fabric worn around the neck.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An ornamental white cravat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an ornamental white cravat


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  • Écossais of a very large and decided check pattern, his orange satin neckcloth, and his jean-boots, with tips of shiny leather, — these, with a gold embroidered cap, and a richly-gilt cane, or other varieties of ornament of a similar tendency

    Alexis Soyer and the Rise of the Celebrity Chef

  • His face grows purple, then pale, and he struggles with his neckcloth, which is choking him.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864

  • a high-standing collar with points, and what was called a neckcloth of black silk with dark-blue brocaded figures running over it, and a handsome brocaded-velvet vest, double-breasted, the fashion of the times, with gilt buttons that looked as if they were set with diamonds, they sparkled so.

    A Little Girl in Old New York

  • In his book "Gentlemen: A Timeless Fashion," Bernhard Roetzel says bow ties descended from the neckcloth—a square cloth folded into a triangle and then tied into a bow, which men wore until the late 19th century.

    A Return to Tying the Knot

  • “The opening bid, gentlemen, is ten pounds,” the auctioneer announced, and almost instantly, a young buck with a very foppish knot in his neckcloth and shiny new boots tipped his hat.

    The Year of Living Scandalously

  • He eyed the old man, his tattered coat and worn trousers, his grimy neckcloth.

    The Year of Living Scandalously

  • Yet here he was, dressed in formal tails and a silky white waistcoat and neckcloth, prepared to endure what could only be an interminable evening, all because Keira Hannigan had aggravated him once again.

    The Year of Living Scandalously

  • He tied his neckcloth, combed his fingers through his hair, and pulled on his Hessian boots.

    The Year of Living Scandalously

  • Declan removed his coat and neckcloth, and unbuttoned his waistcoat.

    The Year of Living Scandalously

  • His fine-boned hand—Declan supposed it never lifted anything heavier than a pencil—fluttered to his neckcloth as he cleared his throat.

    The Year of Living Scandalously


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