neck gaiter

noun
plural neck gaiters

Definition of neck gaiter

: a fabric covering in the form of a closed loop worn around the neck that can extend to cover the lower part of the face Amazon shoppers are saying that this neck gaiter is "breathable" and doesn't feel itchy when it's on—two very important factors to consider while shopping for suitable masks!— Bernadette Deron

called also gaiter

First Known Use of neck gaiter

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neck gaiter was in 1976

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neckerchief

neck gaiter

neck handkerchief

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“Neck gaiter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neck%20gaiter. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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