Windsor knot

noun

Definition of Windsor knot 

: a symmetrical necktie knot that is wider than the usual four-in-hand knot

First Known Use of Windsor knot

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Windsor knot

probably after Edward, Duke of Windsor

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