shoulder knot


: 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

Examples of shoulder knot in a Sentence

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,, 16 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of shoulder knot was in 1676

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“Shoulder knot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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