four-in-hand
four-in-hand four-in-hand n. 1. A long necktie that is tied in a slipknot with one end hanging in front of the other. [WordNet 1.5]

2. a coach pulled by four horses with one driver.

Syn: coach, coach-and-four. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Four-in-hand — Four in hand, a. Consisting of four horses controlled by one person; as, a four in hand team; drawn by four horses driven by one person; as, a four in hand coach. n. A team of four horses driven by one person; also, a vehicle drawn by such a team …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Four-in-Hand — [ fɔ:inhænd] das; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. four in hand, eigtl. »vier in der Hand«> (veraltet) Viergespann, das vom Bock herab gelenkt wird …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Four in hand — (engl., spr. för in händ), Viergespann vom Bock gefahren. Vgl. Drag …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • four-in-hand — /fawr in hand , fohr /, n. 1. a long necktie to be tied in a slipknot with the ends left hanging. 2. a vehicle drawn by four horses and driven by one person. 3. a team of four horses. adj. 4. of or pertaining to a four in hand. [1785 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • four-in-hand — noun Date: 1793 1. a. a vehicle drawn by a team of four horses driven by one person b. such a team of four horses 2. a necktie tied in a slipknot with long ends overlapping vertically in front …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • four-in-hand — noun a) A team of four horses, controlled by a single driver. b) A carriage drawn by four such horses; a coach and four …   Wiktionary

  • Four-in-hand knot — Knot details name=Four in hand knot names= caption= type= type2= strength= origin= related= Buntline hitch releasing= uses= caveat= abok number= #2407The four in hand knot is a method of tying a necktie. Also known as a simple knot or schoolboy… …   Wikipedia

  • Four-in-hand (carriage) — A four in hand is a carriage drawn by a team of four horses having the reins rigged in such a way that it can be driven by a single driver. The stagecoach and the tally ho are usually four in hand coaches.Before the four in hand rigging was… …   Wikipedia

  • Hand in hand — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In hand — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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