neck gaiter

noun

plural neck gaiters
: 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

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Examples of neck gaiter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Saturday, Ravens fans should combine a hood with a winter hat and use a neck gaiter to protect their face. Dillon Mullan, Baltimore Sun, 19 Jan. 2024 Winter warriors have long praised the versatility of the simple solution that is the neck gaiter and REI Co-op’s Polartec Wind Pro Fleece Neck Gaiter demonstrates why. Nathan Borchelt, Travel + Leisure, 8 Dec. 2023 The top features an oversized collar that lays flat when unzipped or it can be zipped up and used as a cozy neck gaiter on a chilly airplane or when walking outside. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 28 Nov. 2023 Simple and sustainable, this stylish neck gaiter from Swedish stalwart Fjällräven is crafted from cozy merino wool – the same soft, supple fabric used in the brand’s Bergtagen base layers, chosen for its warm, moisture-wicking, odor-resistant superpowers. Laura Holt, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 Ticonn Neck Gaiter Retire the old bandana trick and finally invest in a neck gaiter for biking, hiking, yard work or anything that exposes you to the sun. Kristine Solomon, Travel + Leisure, 24 Aug. 2023 Both were favorites: Logistx, a twenty-year-old San Diego native who competed with a Lycra Red Bull neck gaiter stretched into a sort of balaclava, and Sunny, a cheerful thirty-four-year-old Wharton grad who lives in Flushing. Dan Greene, The New Yorker, 12 June 2023 In July 2022, dozens of Patriot Front members marched through downtown Boston, clad in khaki pants, navy T-shirts, sunglasses, baseball caps, and white neck gaiters covering most their faces. Emily Sweeney, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Sep. 2023 Johnston could be seen wearing a green camouflage neck gaiter and a dark leather jacket on Capitol grounds. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 7 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neck gaiter was in 1976

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“Neck gaiter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neck%20gaiter. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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