from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A narrow fabric band of varying length worn around the neck and tied in a knot or bow close to the throat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Properly, a narrow band, generally of silk or satin, worn around the neck, and tied in a knot in front; by extension, any band, scarf, or tie worn around the neck or fastened in front of the collar.

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

  • noun A scarf, band, or kerchief of silk, etc., passing around the neck or collar and tied in front; a bow of silk, etc., fastened in front of the neck.

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

  • noun A strip of cloth worn around the neck and tied in the front. See also bowtie.

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

  • noun neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front


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