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neckcloth

[nek-klawth, -kloth] /ˈnɛkˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/
noun, plural neckcloths
[nek-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈnɛkˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/ (Show IPA).
Obsolete
1.
cravat (def 2).
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; neck + cloth
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  • His neckcloth having been removed, the pulsation of the carotids was found to be slow, and of natural strength and fulness.
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neckcloth

/ˈnɛkˌklɒθ/
noun
1.
a large ornamental usually white cravat worn formerly by men
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