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four-in-hand

[fawr-in-hand, fohr-] /ˈfɔr ɪnˌhænd, ˈfoʊr-/
noun
1.
a long necktie to be tied in a slipknot with the ends left hanging.
2.
a vehicle drawn by four horses and driven by one person.
3.
a team of four horses.
adjective
4.
of or pertaining to a four-in-hand.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95
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  • four-in-hand barathea silk, full-wool lined, dark green.
British Dictionary definitions for four-in-hand

four-in-hand

noun
1.
Also called tally-ho. a road vehicle drawn by four horses and driven by one driver
2.
a four-horse team in a coach or carriage
3.
a long narrow tie formerly worn tied in a flat slipknot with the ends dangling
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