Definition of sautoir in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊtwɑː/


A long necklace consisting of a fine gold chain and typically set with jewels.
Example sentences
  • Delicate diamond designs in the Edwardian taste are combined with the streamlined outlines of the art deco style in the sautoir (long neck chain) lorgnette shown in Plate XIV.


1930s: French, extended use of the original word which denoted a harness loop used as a stirrup for ‘jumping’ (from sauter 'to jump') into the saddle.

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