Ascot



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.
a village in SE Berkshire, in S England: annual horse races.
Contemporary Examples

Today we associate the morning coat with arch-formality, like weddings, state funerals or an afternoon at ascot or Henley.
Tripping on Obama’s Coattails Patricia J. Williams January 8, 2009

This footage was played on the big screen at ascot, much to the delight of the crowd.
Queen Goes Nuts (For Her) As Horse Wins Gold Cup Tom Sykes June 19, 2013

Carole first wore the blue dress from chain store Reiss with a black belt to ascot two years ago.
Kate Wears Her Mum’s Dress for Maiden Speech Tom Sykes March 18, 2012

Meanwhile, ascot produced an additional $169 million in net asset fees.
The Madoff Victims Who Came Out Ahead Edward Jay Epstein July 4, 2009

Historical Examples

The ascot Cup is generally spoken of as a race success in which sets the seal to the fame of a good horse.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6 Various

There’s Forster, with his story of ascot, and his black-ball at Graham’s!
Roland Cashel Charles James Lever

Good red bricks are also now made at ascot, and are being used to a considerable extent in the metropolis.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 601, July 9, 1887 Various

Indeed she had no wish for ascot or for any place in which he or she must meet their old friends.
Kept in the Dark Anthony Trollope

Their ascot losses had merely been the beginning of sorrows.
The Tree of Knowledge Mrs. Baillie Reynolds

I reached London and found employment as stable boy at ascot.
The Mask Arthur Hornblow

noun
a cravat with wide square ends, usually secured with an ornamental stud
noun
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)

village near Windsor, Berkshire; site of fashionable race-meeting. Used attributively for clothes suitable for the event; especially a type of tie (1908). The town name is literally “eastern cottage.”
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