a square, triangular, or oblong piece of wool or other material worn, especially by women, about the shoulders, or the head and shoulders, in place of a coat or hat outdoors, and indoors as protection against chill or dampness.
a piece of fabric or knitted or crocheted material worn around the shoulders by women or wrapped around a baby


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