Definition of four-in-hand in English:
1A vehicle with four horses driven by one person: [as modifier]: four-in-hand coaches compete this week for the Devon blue ribbon
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- From its doors tandem and four-in-hands were wont to start for a run to New Rochelle.
- A second temple was located at the Circus Maximus, near the race-tracks, where he was considered to be the protector of the four-in-hands which joined the races.
- The Parish at this time would be full to bursting, with all kinds of traps, carriages, and four-in-hands with drivers and Postillions going to and fro from the course.
1.1A team of four horses.
- Singles, pairs, tandems, and four-in-hands are featured.
- He has done coaching with four-in-hands of Friesians, Gelderlanders, and Morgan for various clients, and driven and competed four and six-horse Clydesdale hitches.
- There was stabling for 160 horses, and in a grid of arena four-in-hands and pairs were going through dressage practice.
2North American A necktie tied in a loose knot with two hanging ends, popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
[Said to be by association with the sport of driving four-in-hand carriages]
- The choice appears to be four-in-hand, Windsor, cross knot, half-Windsor, Prince Albert, Ascot, or small knot.
- For spring the best wear in cravats will be bias striped four-in-hands in bright contrasting colors.
- They're also called four-in-hands and are perfect for more casual - yet still elegant - wedding looks.
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