boat·​neck ˈbōt-ˌnek How to pronounce boatneck (audio)
: a wide neckline that extends toward the tips of the shoulders

Examples of boatneck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To watch the blockbuster show, the Kardashians star wore a black column maxi skirt with a hip-high slit and a nude-toned boatneck top, which featured attached long leather sleeves, semi-sheer panels, and a full backless cutout. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 May 2023 For a luxe date night with husband Justin Bieber in London last month, the star wore a structured update on the LBD, a recycled wool dress by Acne Studios featuring a boatneck, viscose satin lining, and darts at the waist. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Jan. 2022 Sheer lace at the boatneck neckline and hemline offers a peek of skin while still being appropriate for even a conservative service. Town & Country, 23 Feb. 2023 The simple and elegant floor-length dress is sleeveless and features a boatneck. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 18 July 2022 For her 2010 wedding to Daniel Westling, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden chose a boatneck dress with an A-line skirt and 16-foot train designed by Pär Engsheden. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 14 July 2022 Another lightweight option is this boatneck maxi dress that's on sale for $36. Isabel Garcia,, 10 Apr. 2022 Standing beside Tim, who donned a classic black-and-white tuxedo, Faith wowed the crowd in a sleeveless boatneck printed metallic silver gown by Dior Haute Couture that featured a loose bodice, cinched waist, and column skirt. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, 3 Mar. 2022 On Pranav: Dior wool-and-mohair coat with embroidered belt, $4,900, cotton boatneck T-shirt, $850, and wool cavalry-twill flared paints, $1,300; Richard Godwin, Travel + Leisure, 26 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boatneck was in 1921

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“Boatneck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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