four-in-hand

noun
\ ˈfȯr-ən-ˌhand How to pronounce four-in-hand (audio) \

Definition of four-in-hand

1a : 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

First Known Use of four-in-hand

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Four-in-hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/four-in-hand. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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