ascot

ascot

[as-kuht, -kot]
noun
a necktie or scarf with broad ends, tied and arranged so that the ends are laid flat, one across the other, sometimes with a pin to secure them.

Origin:
1905–10; so called from the fashionable dress worn at the Ascot races

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Ascot

[as-kuht]
noun
a village in SE Berkshire, in S England: annual horse races.
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ascot (ˈæskət)
 
n
a cravat with wide square ends, usually secured with an ornamental stud
 
[C20: named after Ascot, where it was probably first worn]

Ascot (ˈæskət)
 
n
a town in S England, in Bracknell Forest unitary authority, Berkshire: noted for its horse-race meetings, esp Royal Ascot, a four-day meeting held in June. Pop: 8755 (2001)

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Ascot
village near Windsor, Berkshire; site of fashionable race-meeting. Used attributively for clothes suitable for the event; esp. a type of tie (1908). The town name is lit. "eastern cottage."
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ascot

locality, Windsor and Maidenhead unitary authority, geographic and historic county of Berkshire, England, known for its racecourse on Ascot Heath. The Royal Ascot meeting (initiated in 1711 by Queen Anne) lasts four days each June and is traditionally attended by the British sovereign. A major social and fashion event, it has lent its name to the ascot, a type of broad neck scarf. Its principal event is the Ascot Gold Cup, established in 1807 and run over 2.5 miles (4 km) by horses more than three years old

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