shoulder knot
noun Date: 1676 1. an ornamental knot of ribbon or lace worn on the shoulder in the 17th and 18th centuries 2. a detachable ornament of braided wire cord worn on ceremonial occasions on the shoulders of a uniform by a commissioned officer

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  • Shoulder knot — Shoulder Shoul der, n. [OE. shulder, shuldre, schutder, AS. sculdor; akin to D. schoulder, G. schulter, OHG. scultarra, Dan. skulder, Sw. skuldra.] 1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, by which the fore limb is connected with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shoulder knot — n. 1. a knot of ribbon or lace formerly worn as an ornament on the shoulder 2. a detachable ornament of braided cord worn on the shoulders of full dress uniforms …   English World dictionary

  • shoulder knot — shoul′der knot n. 1) clo a knot of ribbon or lace worn on the shoulder in the 17th and 18th centuries 2) mil a military ornament of braided cord worn on the shoulders on ceremonial occasions • Etymology: 1670–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • shoulder knot — 1. a knot of ribbon or lace worn on the shoulder, as by men of fashion in the 17th and 18th centuries, by servants in livery, or by women or children. 2. one of a pair of detachable ceremonial ornaments consisting of braided cord, worn on the… …   Universalium

  • shoulder knot — /ˈʃoʊldə nɒt/ (say shohlduh not) noun a knot of ribbon or lace worn on the shoulder, as by men of fashion in the 17th and 18th centuries, by servants in livery, or by women or children …   Australian English dictionary

  • shoulder knot — noun 1. : an ornamental knot of ribbon or lace worn on the shoulder in the 17th and 18th centuries (as by men of fashion, liveried servants) 2. : a detachable ornament consisting of braided wire cord and worn on the shoulders of a uniform of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoulder-knot — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Minor Shoulder-knot — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Rustic Shoulder-knot — Mounted Scientific classificatio …   Wikipedia

  • Shoulder — Shoul der, n. [OE. shulder, shuldre, schutder, AS. sculdor; akin to D. schoulder, G. schulter, OHG. scultarra, Dan. skulder, Sw. skuldra.] 1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, by which the fore limb is connected with the body or with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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