shoulder knot

noun

Definition of shoulder knot

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

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

1676

First Known Use of shoulder knot

1676

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