Definition of bow tie in English:

bow tie

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Pronunciation: /bəʊˈtʌɪ


  • 1A necktie in the form of a bow or a knot with two loops.
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    • 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
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    • 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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