boatneck

noun
boat·​neck | \ ˈbōt-ˌnek How to pronounce boatneck (audio) \

Definition of boatneck

: a wide neckline that extends toward the tips of the shoulders

Examples of boatneck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another lightweight option is this boatneck maxi dress that's on sale for $36. Isabel Garcia, PEOPLE.com, 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; dior.com. Richard Godwin, Travel + Leisure, 26 Feb. 2022 The dress is modest, with a boatneck, a tea-length hemline, and long bishop sleeves. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 7 Dec. 2021 For all the details and instructions, download our boatneck top knitting pattern. Mariana Tuma, Good Housekeeping, 1 Oct. 2021 Belted and with a wide boatneck, this bargain sheath can be dressed up or down. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, 8 Sep. 2020 The duchess, who chatted with representatives from three different children hospice patronages, paired her fresh hairstyle with an emerald-green boatneck dress and her signature smoky-brown eye makeup. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 June 2020 Besides Meghan, who donned a boatneck white silk gown by British designer Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy to marry Prince Harry, both Kim Kardashian West and Audrey Hepburn wore pieces from the French fashion house on their big days. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, 21 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of boatneck

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boatneck was in 1921

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Last Updated

14 Apr 2022

Cite this Entry

“Boatneck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boatneck. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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