Four-in-hand
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. [1913 Webster]

As quaint a four-in-hand As you shall see. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • four-in-hand — [fôr′in hand΄] n. 1. a) a team of four horses driven by one person b) a coach drawn by such a team ☆ 2. a necktie tied in a slipknot with the ends left hanging adj. designating or of a four in hand …   English World dictionary

  • 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] …   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 — four′ in hand n. 1) clo 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 • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — /fɔr ɪn ˈhænd/ (say fawr in hand) noun 1. a long scarf or tie to be tied in a flat slipknot with the ends left hanging. 2. a vehicle drawn by four horses and driven by one person. 3. a team of four horses. –adjective 4. of or relating to a four… …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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 1. a long necktie that is tied in a slipknot with one end hanging in front of the other • Hypernyms: ↑necktie, ↑tie 2. a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver • Syn: ↑coach, ↑coach and four • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english 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

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