Definition of bow tie in English:

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bow tie

Pronunciation: /ˌbəʊ ˈtʌɪ/


1A necktie in the form of a bow or a knot with two loops.
Example sentences
  • The powerful central figure is a classic one-button tuxedo in wool crêpe with satin lapels worn with a classic tuxedo shirt and bow tie.
  • A wing collar is found in the traditional shirt and is typically coupled with a bow tie and cummerbund.
  • The bridegroom is able to hire his choice of morning suit or dinner suit, tuxedo, shirt and cravat or bow tie.
1.1A pattern used for patchwork quilts, resembling a bow tie: [as modifier]: a bow-tie quilt
More example sentences
  • Of these, the bow-tie method is the most efficient in terms of requiring the shortest lace yet using all the eyelets.
  • This bow tie quilt kit is made with a sample of 1930's reproduction fabrics.
  • On my own bow tie quilt, which I am making with feed sack fabrics, I am using the "flat" bow tie pattern.

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