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Definition of "neckerchief" []

  • A kerchief worn around the neck. (noun)
  • A piece of ornamental cloth, often square, worn around the neck (noun)

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Use "neckerchief" in a sentence
  • "It was impossible to overcome these daring smugglers, for in their neckerchief was a fly, which, the moment the knot of their cravats was undone, flew right at the eye of their opponents and blinded them, but before this last remedy was resorted to the men fought like lions, and only when their strength failed them did they release their familiar spirit, the fly, to strike with blindness the defenders of the law."
  • "Why, Mr. Field, I, the sulky gentleman with the damp flat side-curls, rubbing my bleared eye with the end of my neckerchief which is like a dirty eel-skin, am losing just at present, but I suppose I must take my pipe out of my mouth, and be submissive to YOU — I hope"
  • "Each boy wears the blue uniform with the yellow neckerchief that hangs down the back in a triangle."