shoulder knot

noun

Definition of shoulder knot 

1 : an ornamental knot of ribbon or lace worn on the shoulder in the 17th and 18th centuries

2 : a detachable ornament of braided wire cord worn on ceremonial occasions on the shoulders of a uniform by a commissioned officer

First Known Use of shoulder knot

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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