: an ornamental knot of ribbon or lace worn on the shoulder in the 17th and 18th centuries
: a detachable ornament of braided wire cord worn on ceremonial occasions on the shoulders of a uniform by a commissioned officer
Recent Examples on the Web Afterlife actor then simulated a massage on Colbert, who went face-down on his desk to get a shoulder knot worked on. —Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, 16 Nov. 2021
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