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[nek-klawth, -kloth] /ˈnɛkˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/

noun, plural neckcloths
[nek-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈnɛkˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/ (Show IPA). Obsolete.
(def 2).
a large ornamental usually white cravat worn formerly by men


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