steinkirk

noun, often capitalized
stein·​kirk
variants: or steenkirk \ ˈstēnˌkərk \
plural -s

Definition of steinkirk

: a cravat with long hanging ends loosely twisted or looped together and worn especially in the 18th century by men and women

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History and Etymology for steinkirk

French steinkerke, from the battle of Steenkerke, Belgium, 1692

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“Steinkirk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steinkirk. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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